- Sep 19, 2003
- Medium Format
Timing. The type of work William Mortensen was doing had run its course in the public eye and it was time for photography to continue on. AA was at the right place at the right time, and had the talent and intelligence to be a unifying figure and take advantage of it...and take photography in a new direction. AA's vision has run its course, what is pure in today's photographic world? But no need to toss him in the rubbish heap, nor William Mortensen. Both are building blocks of today's newest work...whatever that may be.
AA was a supreme darkroom worker and understood the technical aspects of photography better than anybody at this time; Wiliam Mortesen, on the other hand, was a true photographic artist. Everybody admires the skills of the former, but believes to really have the skills of the latter