Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant chosen by Ansel as the exclusive printer of his Yosemite Special Edition negatives.”
Alan Ross is an internationally respected master photographer and educator who expresses his unique vision with a combination of traditional photographic craftsmanship and today’s technology. His tonally exquisite photographs take the viewer from the grandeur of the American West to the changing faces of China to abstractions created by the relationship of objects both natural and man-made. Each image is a pure visual and emotional response to subject matter executed with an exacting eye and superior technical skill.
Alan honed his vision and technique while working side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his full-time photographic assistant and was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Alan was personally selected by Adams to be the exclusive printer of the Yosemite Special Edition Photograph negatives, an assignment he has enjoyed for over 40 years.
In 1979, Alan left Carmel to open a commercial photography studio in San Francisco., where he enjoyed working on projects ranging from world-wide campaigns for the Bank of America to landscape murals for the National Park Service.
He relocated to Santa Fe in 1993 and enjoys pursuing his art, teaching, writing articles and blogs, and traveling the globe speaking about his years with Ansel Adams and the impact that had on his own work.
Alan is also a consummate and dedicated photographic educator who shares his vast knowledge of the art and craft of fine art photography, inspiring professionals and amateurs alike as they work to realize and refine their photographic voice.
His photography hangs in collections, galleries and museums around the world, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Huntington Library and the Center for Creative Photography.