Friday, March 20, 2009

Matthew Adams on The Ansel Adams Gallery Archival Replicas

Ansel Adams grandson shows off new digitally produced prints from SilberStudios.Tv on Vimeo.

Recently Marc Silber and Robert Scoble paid a visit to Matthew Adams, Ansel’s grandson, at the Ansel Adams Gallery. Robert wrote:

The Ansel Adams gallery has a problem: there’s still a lot of demand for Ansel Adams photos (Steve Jobs allegedly has a bunch of originals in his house) but they can’t make any more original prints because Ansel has been dead for quite a few decades. That means his original prints are selling for tens of thousands of dollars (and in some cases even hundreds of thousands).

Which means most people won’t be able to put an Ansel Adams picture on their walls.

That’s changing because his grandson is leading an effort to digitize some of his photos and print them in an affordable format. But these are no mere cheap copies. They are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. Matthew Adams, Ansel’s grandson, says it’s hard for him to tell the difference and he’s around the originals all day long. Here Marc Silber and Robert Scoble learn the process that The Ansel Adams Gallery is using to digitize the images.

To view the current offerings in the Archival Replica collection, please

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