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Yosemite Valley
Artist: Thomas Ferderbar
Price: $9,200.00
Medium: Photography
Ship From Milwaukee, WI

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Creation Date: 1958
Materials: Archival Inkjet Print on Epson Premium Luster Paper
Dimensions: 28" x 35"
Condition: Excellent condition.
Finish: Framed
About the Item: The Yosemite photographs date to 1958 when Ferderbar was a student in Ansel Adams’ workshop at Yosemite National Park in Northern California. The photographer undoubtedly learned and employed Adams’ Zone System in creating this photograph which was “a method of achieving a desired final print through a technical understanding of how the tonal range of an image is the result of choices made in exposure, negative development and printing.” As a result, the Yosemite Valley exhibits a dramatic level of detail from foreground to background. Ferderbar achieves this level of detail by exploiting a wide tonal range in the shot. The resulting work shares characteristics of Adams’ photographs. As David Nye writes of Adams’ photography—which is also true of Ferderbar’s:” [W]hile modern film technology gave him the option of making a great many exposures, he rejected this approach to image-making, and insisted on patiently studying a scene and waiting for the right moment to make an exposure when the light and composition appeared to him ideal. What precisely constituted this ideal? In his crisp photographs, the world seems to be new, untouched, luminous, even Edenic. [The] images, both in the self-consciously old-fashioned manner of their making in their appearance, appealed on the basis of an apparent fidelity to nature, which is to say, a putative fidelity to what the natural world was like before modern civilization intruded.” In this image and its construction, Ferderbar presents a sublime landscape: massive, lush, and pure, and apparently unspoiled by civilization.

Artwork Size: 27.13" x 34.75"
Frame Size: 35.75" x 43.25"
 
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