Good artists copy. Great artists steal.
attributed to Picasso
Ansel Adams was born on Feb. 20, 1902. His photographs of American wilderness well known exemplifying his love for the outdoors. It is somehow fitting that he died on Earth Day, Apr. 22, 1984.
"Our lives at times seem a study in contrast...love and hate, birth and death, right and wrong...everything seen in absolutes of black and white. Too ofter we are not aware that it is shades of grey that add depth and meaning to the starkness of those extremes." His image of "Half Dome, Merced River, Winter" is a good example of the importance of shades of grey even in a black and white image.
In contrast to the shades of grey, in 2012 the Ripoff Artists chose to use his photo of "Factory Buildings San Francisco" in Colourful Black and White interpretations.