- Digitally mastered print from Ansel's Original Photograph
- Variety of image sizes, up to 40x50 inches
- Expertly mounted and matted with professional framing available
- Prints priced from $129 to $2,499
Modern Replicas were born from the desire of the artist's family to create a collection of Ansel Adams prints that showcased the artist throughout his career and delivered at a level of quality comparable to an original. The collection of Modern Replicas span Ansel's lifetime of exploration in Yosemite, and also beyond to the remote wonders of the Southwest, the expanses of Alaska, the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and the coastlines of California and New England. Each black and white replica is reproduced directly from an original photograph by Ansel Adams, and carefully crafted to mirror the photograph's brilliance and richness in contrast and tone.
Exclusively from The Ansel Adams Gallery, these digitally-mastered prints leverage modern technologies, not available during Ansel's lifetime, in order to allow more people the enjoyment of owning and displaying an Ansel Adams piece. Available in a variety of sizes, up to 40x50 inches, Modern Replicas offer the flexibility to enhance both the larger and more intimate spaces of your home. Modern Replicas will stand the test of time. Made with museum-quality materials estimated to last over 180 years, their heavy paper mimics the look and feel of gelatin silver paper, and multiple pigments reflect the tones and highlights of Ansel's original works. Each replica can be finished with a custom frame of your choice, arriving at your home ready to hang. Authorized by the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, this collection ranges in price from from $129 to $2,499 depending on size and framing.
Join us in celebrating a full range of some of Ansel's finest work, featuring America's wild places, its national parks, and its great mountain ranges. As an owner of an Ansel Adams Modern Replica, you become a part of the story behind these images—of wildness and wilderness, that spans generations and continues to inspire us today—to see, revere, and protect the Earth.
About this Image
Ansel Adams made this image with a 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" Korona view camera and a glass plate negative around 1927. The image captures Yosemite 's majestic Bridalveil Fall, including the curling mist that inspired its Native American name pohono , meaning “puff of wind.” The fall looms large in family lore: in 1901, Harry and Anne Best, the parents of Ansel's wife Virginia, were married at its base.
"Bridalveil Fall" is emblematic of the images Adams made during the late 1920s, a critical development period in his career. During this time, he asserted control of the photographic process by accentuating and minimizing different aspects of his images, a process he called visualization.
Adams discussed visualization in "Modern Photography 1934-35: The Studio Annual of Camera Art," writing that before exposing the negative, "The photographer visualizes his conception of the subject as present in the final print."
His friend Francis Farquhar described Adams ' brilliance at visualization in a 1931 article for Touring Topics:
"It is the artist's genius which enables him to perceive at once the arrangement of masses, the flow of lines, and the texture of surfaces in the object of vision, whether it be a mountain, a landscape, a building, a cloud, a tree, a human form or face, or anything whatsoever."
Adams emerged from the 1920s with a new vision of his role as an artist and abandoned his ambition to become a concert pianist.
"Bridalveil Fall" appeared in Sierra Nevada: the John Muir Trail , Yosemite and the Range of Light , (out of print), Yosemite and the High Sierra , Yosemite , and "Classic Images," the book based on the Museum Set, a retrospective portfolio of what Adams considered his strongest work.
- Archival Pigment Print
- Exclusive Reproduction from Ansel Adams' Original Photograph
- Museum-Quality Frame & Finish
- Wired Backing (ready to hang)
- Expert Packaging with Care
- 30 day - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (or full refund)
Frame your Modern Replica and receive it ready to hang and designed to stand the test of time. Our Gallery makes framing easy, offering competitive rates simply based on the size of your artwork. Every frame is professionally built by our team of expert craftspeople using the highest-quality materials (wood or metal moulding, acid-free mats and foam core, and optional acrylic with 99% UV protection). Our turnaround time is fast—usually 2-3 business days to create your piece— and then we ship your finished work of art to your door.Image Size
Standard vs Museum Acrylic
We size our prints according to nominal image size. Meaning not all prints are exactly the stated size. Ansel used many different cameras over his career that created finished prints in different aspect ratios. Modern Replicas are not cropped, they are faithful reproductions of Ansel Adams’ original photographs and adhere to the exact aspect ratio (relationship between the height and width of the image)
Use our handy artwork chart to determine the relative size of the finished (matted and/or framed) print.
Size Chart Dimensions are listed in inches
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Our Museum Acrylic is Tru-Vue Optium Museum Acrylic®. This is virtually invisible, yet provides the ultimate protection for your artwork. It is the highest-quality acrylic available and is used by the world’s most renowned museums. This acrylic provides 99% UV protection. Is anti-reflective, abrasion and shatter-resistant.