I love Yosemite. I've been more times than I can count, and this summer, we're taking my twins there for the first time and it will be the moment I really feel like I've given my kids something that was given to me when I was young that actually meant something.
This is one of the most playful pieces in The Anderson. It is a dark, overly blue version of Carleton Watkin's photo of Yosemite Falls. The funny bit here is that the falls are entirely composed of old-timey cameras.
Yosemite is one of the most photographed places on Earth. It's natural beauty is unrivaled, and the work of Watkins, and later Ansel Adams (who I once did a class with when I was 5 or so, which was the cool thing about that guy is that he used to do those things!) helped to spread Yosemite's popularity, which led to the tourists taking their pictures, assuming that the subject of Yosemite was enough to make them Watkins or Ansel with their instamatics or Brownies.
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.