Photography expert retracts Ansel Adams claim

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    When an appraiser and group of photography experts delcared last month a batch of negatives discovered at a California garage sale to be authentic works by Ansel Adams, the debate over their authenticity quickly developed... cont.
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    I remember this!! Wow, what a shame..I'd be so disappointed At least they are still worth some money though..

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    Well since printing is a large part of B&W work, even if they were his negatives (which I am inclined to doubt) they are not worth much.

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    Still...it would be nice to get that kind of $$$ out of some photos eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulewings~ View Post
    Still...it would be nice to get that kind of $$$ out of some photos eh?
    I would be more interested if they were not his...

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    This story gets a ton of play here in the northern Ca area, and one of the things that never gets mentioned is just how similar the two photographers work is. Ansel Adams and Uncle Earl Brooks. These negatives fooled many people and most still cannot distinguish the differences between the unknown amateur and one of the masters of photography.

    Just goes to show you that it isn't who you know, but who knows you. The Ansel name is worth millions while the amateur will once again become unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignacious View Post
    Well since printing is a large part of B&W work, even if they were his negatives (which I am inclined to doubt) they are not worth much.
    Unlikely! What do you think Michaelangelo's brushes could be sold for?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marionet View Post
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    Well since printing is a large part of B&W work, even if they were his negatives (which I am inclined to doubt) they are not worth much.
    Unlikely! What do you think Michaelangelo's brushes could be sold for?!
    That assumes you think Michelangelo was great. I do, but not Adams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignacious View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by marionet View Post
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    Well since printing is a large part of B&W work, even if they were his negatives (which I am inclined to doubt) they are not worth much.
    Unlikely! What do you think Michaelangelo's brushes could be sold for?!
    That assumes you think Michelangelo was great. I do, but not Adams.
    You're begging the question and being argumentative. Also, I believe, to some degree putting on airs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marionet View Post
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    Well since printing is a large part of B&W work, even if they were his negatives (which I am inclined to doubt) they are not worth much.
    Unlikely! What do you think Michaelangelo's brushes could be sold for?!
    That assumes you think Michelangelo was great. I do, but not Adams.
    You're begging the question and being argumentative. Also, I believe, to some degree putting on airs.

    OK, for the record, I don't think much of Adams. Whether these are his plates is highly doubtful (I doubted it from the start), and I am glad to see this finally coming out.


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