chapter elevenThe Zone System and Studio Photography

Figure 11.0 Nude, Campden Hill, London, April 1949 by Bill Brandt.

Figure 11.0 Nude, Campden Hill, London, April 1949 by Bill Brandt.

About Bill Brandt’s Photograph

The photograph that serves as the key example of this chapter is titled “Nude, Campden Hill, London, April 1949,” a masterpiece of tableau photography by an artist who is an inspirational favorite of mine and also of Ansel Adams. I know this because the last original print I saw of this photograph was on Ansel’s wall in 1983, a year before he died.

Much more of Bill Brandt’s work can be seen at the website of his Archive at www.billbrandt.com/. Reproductions of this and limited edition fine ...

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