Another Side Of Ansel Adams – Viewing an Exhibit at DRKRM

What do you think of when you think of Ansel Adams? I know I immediately see a black and white image of Half Dome, perhaps in a poster size, probably hanging in a dorm room…not to discount Mr. Adams’ skill. It’s a beautiful image, but it’s so ubiquitous now that I often neglect to see its artistic merit.

Well, recently my eyes were opened anew as I viewed the exhibit Ansel Adams Los Angeles -Photographs from the Los Angeles Public Library Ansel Adams Collection. Wow! That was a mouthful.

Now, I had no idea this exhibit existed. I just happened to be walking down Spring Street when I came across a gallery filled with people. Curious at what drew such a crowd, I went in. I was happy to discover a series of photographs of historic Los Angeles. When I saw that they were taken by Ansel Adams I was pleasantly surprised. I honestly had no idea he shot anything but landscapes.

Check these babies out (I apologize for the crappy quality).

Lockheed employees on a break


I pass by this buidling all the time, I never knew it was once was a bowling alley!


not sure what pier this is


I’ve loved this photo for awhile, I had no idea it was taken by Ansel Adams!

These are but a sampling of several photos that are on display at drkrm. The exhibit runs through April 21, 2012 and admission is free!

7272 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014


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