On embracing what’s next…

I eagerly await new concepts and processes. I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance. Such systems will have their own inherent and inescapable structural characteristics, and the artist and functional practitioner will again strive to comprehend and control them.

Ansel Adams in his 1981 introduction to The Negative

I started reading The Negative recently and this excerpt has really stuck with me. I’d like to think that were Adams alive today he’d be happy to play with the latest methods of photography that technology has to offer. I’m encouraged that somebody so influential to the art and craft of photography seemed unafraid of the ever-changing face of his medium.

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