DIGITAL AND LIMITED EDITION DARKROOM PRINTS
OF NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES AUTHENTICATED AS
ANSEL ADAMS’ WORK NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE

In 1937, a fire ripped through Ansel Adams’ darkroom, destroying as many as 5,000 negatives. This loss represented one-third of his portfolio. Many of the negatives had never been developed into photographs. It was a heartbreaking loss for Adams’ and his wife, Virginia, and it has long been lamented by art lovers who wanted to trace how Adams found his ultimate artistic voice in the initial phase of his career. Historians assumed that the images and evidence of his early career were simply lost forever.

A team of art and forensic experts have concluded an exhaustive three-year examination of 65 glass negatives purchased at a garage sale by a Fresno school district painter. The experts have emphatically determined that the negatives were in fact created early in his career by the iconic photographer Ansel Adams. The images are stunning and, Patrick Alt, one of the experts described them as follows: “In almost all of the photographs, the compositions are virtually flawless, truly being made by a photographer of singular vision and talent.”

In keeping with Adams’ vision, the public now has an opportunity to purchase digital and limited edition prints developed in a darkroom from never before seen images at www.ricknorsigian.com. The images were selected in consultation with famed photographer Jesse Kalisher who also agreed to create the limited edition prints for Norsigian. Kalisher was a successful advertising and marketing executive when he had an epiphany, walked away from his career and began traveling and taking pictures. Today, his photography is in the permanent collections of museums all over the world from the Louvre to the Smithsonian. Kalisher commented that, “I am thrilled to be part of the process to bring these remarkable photographs to light. Whoever captured these images was a photographer of immense talent.”

DARK ROOM PRINT $7,500
GELATIN SILVER PHOTOGRAPH HANDMADE IN A DARKROOM UTILIZING THE SAME TECHNIQUE USED BY ANSEL ADAMS. INCLUDES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

DIGITAL PRINT $1,500
DIGITAL PRINT FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE

POSTER $45
COMMEMORATIVE LITHOGRAPH POSTER


These images will be available for a short time period and in limited quantities. Only 250 special edition numbered prints will be made using a digital printing process. Merely 50 numbered photographs developed in the darkroom will be available for purchase. We reserve the right to refund the purchase price if these quantities are sold out at the time of a purchase through PayPal.
 

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Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls With Merced River in Foreground National Park Naturalist Ansel Hall Bridal Veil Falls
Looking Through The Trees Nevada Falls Vernal Falls El Capitan Three Brothers With Morning Clouds
Aerial View of The Yosemite Valley View From The Yosemite Valley Floor Fisherman's Wharf
Carmel Mission Jeffrey Pine on Sentinel Rock Inspiration Point
Carmel Coast Lost Negatives Poster  
 
Read Press Release Announcing The Authentication Of Glass Negatives By Panel of Experts
 

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