Today would have been Ansel Adams’ 111th birthday and I know it might seem strange to celebrate a famed photographer’s birthday in a feature dedicated to literature but given that a picture is worth a thousand words I’d consider Ansel Adams to be one of the greatest authors of all time.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ansel Adams’ genius I would suggest starting with Ansel Adams: Our National Parks or Ansel Adams: An Autobiography My dad bought me a copy of Our National Parks when I was just starting to get interested in photography and I remember being awestruck not only by the photos but by Adams’ storytelling abilities from behind the lens. Adams’ photos were able to capture the majesty and grandeur of The National Parks without loosing their natural beauty or connection to a greater story. The idyllic scenes Adam’s captured helped preserve some of our nations most beautiful landscapes and to this day are used to promote conservationism.
Who would you consider a great storyteller?
My love for books and all things literary started at a young age and comes from my father. Growing up I looked forward to our Saturday morning trips to the library. The librarians knew us by name, made the best book suggestions, and always let me check out more books than was allowed.
Granted I wasn’t checking out books like these…
clockwise from upper left: Rose Cumming by Jeffrey Simpson, Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, and Cafe Society by Thierry Coudert
These are just a few of the books I’ve had my eye on lately and it got me thinking that it might be time I start sharing my bibliophile side here on Wore Out, hence the idea of Bookworm Wednesday features. To start I’ll be posting Bookworm features the first and third Wednesday of every month, but as always we’ll see how it goes.
what books are you reading? what types of book related post would you like to see?
Posted in Arts & Fashion, Bookworm Wednesday
Tagged books for art lovers, Books for Fashion Lovers, Cafe Society, coffee table books, Diana Vreeland, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite, hardcover art and fashion books, Lady in Gold, Rose Cumming, Vermont Fashion, Wore Out