Dear Mr. Adams -
I would like to thank you for your most amazing body of work that has inspired me to find, at my “tender age” of 42, something I love to do. And well maybe I might have something here. I would also like to commend you on setting the bar so very high so that I am constantly aspiring toward more visually.
It’s funny – I was an art major in college. I managed to get a A in every single one of my major classes (ok well not when I was a business major! That damn accounting teacher and his ever increasing rows of hair plugs. WAY to distracting for a visual, tactile, kinesthetic learner like myself. You have NO idea how much self control it took to NOT rub my hands through those bumpy rows of new hair. Ohhhh wait… SQUIRREL!). Back on topic. Art major – my worst class was the History of Photography. I got a B+. I think I just wanted to do it all. Learn it all. Not just study the theory. In hindsight of course theory and history are wonderful and essential. We just spent SO much time on Mathew Brady’s Civil War photography. It was interesting and amazing but there was more… Adams, Arbus, Cartier-Bresson, Curtis, Gibson, Sherman, and more and more. Well things have yet again come full circle in my life. And Mr. Adams I am grateful.
I would like to thank Paul for recommending me to Angie Moon (Check her out at http://www.angiemoonphotographer.com/) and to Angie for helping me learn the ropes of aperature, ISO, shutter speed, and of course giving me a little bit of faith in this venture on which I embark.
And with that said – my other readers beyond Mr. Adams from the beyond – I have asked your opinions on my work. I welcome honesty and am humbled by your support and praise. Feel free to tell me if you think some of my work sucks or if it rocks. I love the feedback. Keep it coming.
Peace and happi capturing.