Alan Ross is an internationally respected master photographer and educator known for his tonally exquisite black and white images of the American West. He honed his vision and technique while working side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his full-time photographic assistant. He 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 46 years.
In 1979 Alan opened a commercial photography studio in San Francisco where he worked on projects ranging from 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 an educator who shares his vast knowledge of traditional film photography, inspiring professionals and amateurs 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.
Cabin, Grand Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, 1975, Silver gelatin print, framed: 26 x 32 inches
Jackson Lake, Clouds, Grand Teton National Park, 1975, Silver gelatin house, framed: 16 x 20 inches
Curved Dune, Death Valley National Park, 2002, Silver gelatin print, framed: 14 x 11 inches
Oaks and Shadows, LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas, 2013, Silver gelatin print, framed: 26 x 32 inches