Alan Ross has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography – as an artist, educator and master printer. He was Ansel Adams’ Photographic Assistant in Carmel from 1974 to 1979, and was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite, and production of fine prints. For over 35 years, Alan has been the exclusive printer of Ansel Adams' Special Edition prints, and over the span of that time has made nearly one hundred thousand prints from Adams' original negatives.
He operated a commercial photography studio in San Francisco for twelve years with projects ranging from ads and world-wide campaigns for the Bank of America to landscape murals for the National Park Service. He relocated to Santa Fe in 1993 to devote more of his energies to his personal work, teaching, and work for select clients, including Boeing, Nike, IBM, and MCI.
His photography hangs in collections and galleries throughout the country and internationally, and he has led workshops in locations from Yosemite to China.
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In spite of his time spent with Ansel Adams and his ongoing involvement with Adams’ work, Alan considers himself something of a Zone System heretic. It’s perfectly all right to make your own rules, and the Zone System is not the Zen System. And neither are for everyone!
Alan regards himself as a classicist with regard to his photographic approach, but not a purist. His work in the last twenty-five years has been mostly with 4x5 and 8×10 view cameras, but he has no philosophical objection to digital photography or “point-and-shoot” cameras. He has one and likes it very much. The 8×10 is getting bigger and heavier every day.
He used to object to being pigeonholed as a Landscape Photographer, when the truth was that he liked photographing all sorts of things. Since his hair started to fall out he’s mellowed a bit and he doesn’t mind being called a Landscape Photographer because he still photographs whatever he wants – it’s just that he’s encountered a number of landscapes that needed photographing!
We have many of Alan's wonderful photographic prints in stock and on display at sun to moon gallery. We invite you to come view them.
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ALAN ROSS: Black & White
An exhibition of finely crafted gelatin silver photographic prints
January 20 – March 5, 2011
Opening Reception with Alan Ross
Saturday, January 22, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Complimentary- Open to the public
One-Day Photography Workshop with Alan Ross
Alan will be teaching a one-day Photography Workshop titled "How to make a great photograph: All the stuff you didn't know you wanted to know" at Sun to Moon Gallery on Friday, January 22. Only 20 seats are available for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the best! For more information, call the gallery at 214.745.1199.
Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11-5, and by appointment
Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207
SUN TO MOON GALLERY