“I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept’’ - Ansel Adams
Welcome to the Outerfocus Podcast!
We are back with a bang this week with South African born photojournalist and portrait photographer, Jillian Edelstein. After graduating from The University of Cape Town, Jillian studied photojournalism and has a large, and very impressive, body of work including projects such as Truth and Lies and Instantåneos de Portugal, and multiple worldwide campaigns. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Vogue and Time and Jillian has also won a plethora of awards. We find out what Jillian’s first introductions to photography were, as well as photos of her own, and others, that have had an impact on her process. We also find out more about her career, growing up in South Africa, and what she has coming up.
Throughout our chat with Jillian we refer to the work and life of Ansel Adams. Born in 1902 Ansel Adams was an environmentalist and landscape photographer from the US. Developer of the Zone System along with Fred Archer, we take a look at some of his work, touch on his relationship with the environment and achievements in life.
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Jillian’s book - Here & There - Pre-order now