Online Group Exhibition - "Wanderlust” March 2019
Photographers are most often a very curious breed of artist. They do not side idly by while the world passes them over, uninterested. To the contrary, they get up, get out, and apply their vision to the people, environment, and culture all around them. They are explorers by trade - examining and learning, processing and interpreting, and presenting us all with the yields of their efforts. We look to them as navigators, steering us to the furthest reaches of our planet, and inspiring us to do the same.
Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to showcase 30 images, in this online exhibition curated by Alan Ross, that display the wanderlust that drives us to travel in search of images that get our blood moving like nothing else. These images show us where these photographers have been, and how they have explored our planet and all things that reside there.
Alan Ross writes: “Curating a themed exhibition like this has been both rewarding and challenging, and even a bit painful. All of my own photographs are my children in a way – something I cared to create – and showing them is really showing a piece of myself. The painful part was that in order to select thirty images for the exhibition, I had to say NO to nearly ninety percent of the images submitted. To do this, I had to “focus” on the base themes of Wanderlust: “travel”, “blood-moving” and “how you’ve explored.”
It was not easy! But I am thrilled to be able to share the 29 images that DID make the cut! A woman gazing out the window of a train, a mysterious blue and green forest, roads, decks, and seas leading into the unknown, signs at an intersection pointing in opposite directions. Ultimately, I chose one image that said it all, an image with no title, just a file number. An image of a lone woman standing on a mountain crag, gazing into a vast ocean of distance. It was travel, emotion and exploration all rolled into one. Bravo!
Santa Fe, March 15, 2019
The Prize - An Intrepid 4x5 MK3 Camera!
Congratulations to Alek Lindus for winning this month’s exhibition! You will be receiving An Intrepid 4x5 MK3 Camera from Intrepid Camera Co.!
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About the Curator
Alan Ross is an internationally respected master photographer and educator best known for his tonally exquisite black-and-white images of the American West.
He honed his vision and technique while working side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his full-time photographic assistant and was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Alan was personally selected by Adams to be the exclusive printer of the Yosemite Special Edition Photograph negatives, an assignment he has enjoyed for nearly 40 years.
In 1979, Alan left Carmel to open a commercial photography studio in San Francisco., where he enjoyed working on projects ranging from world-wide campaigns for the Bank of America to landscape murals for the National Park Service.
He relocated to Santa Fe in 1993 and enjoys pursuing his art, teaching, writing articles and blogs, and traveling the globe speaking about his years with Ansel Adams and the impact that had on his own work.
Alan is also a consummate and dedicated photographic educator who shares his vast knowledge of the art and craft of traditional film photography, inspiring professionals and amateurs alike as they work to realize and refine their photographic voice.
His photography hangs in collections, galleries and museums around the world, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Huntington Library and the Center for Creative Photography. Connect with Alan Ross on his website!