Gelatin Silver Photograph "El Capitan Merced River" - 1952
Unsigned Gelatin Silver Photograph "El Capitan Merced River" from the Yosemite Special Edition series. Image Date: 1952. This beautiful black and white photograph is hand made from Ansel Adams' original negative, and was originally acquired from the family-owned Ansel Adams Gallery. This is as close to an Ansel Adams original photograph as most people can purchase, and it is spectacular. Framed in black lacquer. Measures 12.5" x 17.5".
Ansel Adams launched the Yosemite Special Edition series in 1958. Today, Alan Ross makes each Special Edition Photograph by hand from Adams' original negative on gelatin silver fiber paper. Ross, a master printer and fine art photographer in his own right, began working side-by-side with Adams as his photographic assistant in 1974; he's been the exclusive printer of this series since 1975. Each of the prints in this limited series bears an identifying stamp of Ansel Adams' signature in the mat.