Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ansel Adams

The Grand Canyon. Ya know i've only been once-even tho I live about 4 hours away..

Moonrise-Hernandez, NM 1941

Aspens, Dawn Autumn Dolores River Canyon CO 1937

So last night I took myself on a date to the Art Museum in Phoenix. They had a lecture for photographers:

"Contemporary Forum and INFOCUS

Invite you to a lecture by

Rebecca Senf, Ph.D
Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography

The 10 Most Exciting Photographers
I Learned About In the Last Year

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
7:00 PM

Phoenix Art Museum – Whiteman Hall
Central at McDowell
Admission is Free - Everyone is invited

Come behind the scenes and gain curatorial access with Rebecca Senf, Ph.D, as she shares the work of 10 photographers she has been introduced to in the last year. Special opportunities to meet new faces in the field, such as jurying portfolio reviews and meeting artists who visit the Museum and Center for Creative Photography, has allowed her to make unique discoveries.

Dr. Senf presents emerging photographers as well as new work produced by established artists, from color to black-and-white, and from film-based to digital production."

The lecture lasted and hour and afterwards I walked around the Ansel Adams exhibit. I don't think you realize how grand some of his photos are until you see them in person. I think the ones I posted above were my favorite. You just had to stop and stare and be like WOAH HOLY SHIT!!!! I was in awe when I saw the Moon Rise photo-here's the story of how it came about..

I met up with Brittany at Postino's for dinner and a drink. Their drink prices were a bit high so we headed to George and Dragon instead. $10 for a glass of wine pisses me off-you could buy a whole bottle at Trader Joe's (Chariot Gypsy's my fav when it's in stock) for $5-$7. I think Whole Foods is overpriced for wine as well. I have noticed that Total Wine is the 2nd best place (besides TJ's) to buy wine-they are cheap and have a HUGE selection. There $1.99 wine was actually good..

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