An example of the Special Edition Photos of Yosemite series by the renowned American photographer ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984), titled "Oaktree, Snowstorm", printed from the original negative, to exacting specifications, by Alan Ross, for many years the special assistant to Adams. The photo measures 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" (the entire mounted ensemble 17" by 14"). The Special Edition photos are printed so as to make the work of the great man affordable to average collectors, without sacrificing image quality. As I understand it, they are produced to this day by the Ansel Adams Gallery. Alan Ross initials the stamp on the reverse, (as is seen in this example-----"AR" conjoined). For many years, Ross worked as Adams' right hand man, acquiring in the process unmatched experience in the techniques of the master. The photo itself in this example is in pristine condition, but the mount's front portion has edge digs and various minor flaws, while the reverse on which the stamp appears has some foxing and other discolorations, as well as an affixed business card of Marina Fine Arts of Marina del Rey, California.
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