My Favorite Ansel Adams Photograph

What is your favorite Ansel Adams photograph? Moon and Half Dome? Moonrise, Hernandez? Clearing Winter Storm?

Myself? My favorite Ansel Adams Photograph isn’t one that Ansel took himself, but rather a photograph of Ansel Adams taken by Jacques Henri Lartigue in the early 1970’s. The photograph which is depicted in Lartigue: Album of a Century is simply labeled “De Dos” just shows Adams’s butt as he leans over an equipment case. I love it!

Ansel Adams's Butt

I have a feeling I would have gotten along with Lartigue. To be in front of a photography giant like Ansel Adams, and make the photo of his backside the one that makes it into the album is very much something I think I’d do.