Friday, February 24, 2012

Arty Farty Friday ~ Ansel Adams ~ Pisces Again.

1902 was a very good year for the arts, especially for anything connected to photography and film. The prevailing astrological stew brought forth numerous men who were later to become film producer/directors. Some of the best known are: David O.Selznick, Vittoria de Sica, Anatole Litvak, Harold Schuster, William Wyler, Darryl F. Zanuck, and photographer Ansel Adams. The position of the outer planets, Neptune, especially, and Pluto, in communications sign Gemini almost certainly contributed to this cornucopia of film and photographic talent.

Famous photographer and conservationist, Ansel Adams was born 20 February 1902, allegedly at 3am, in San Francisco, Astrodatabank gives it a "B" rating, so it's likely to have come from some published biography.

A birth time of 3 am puts outer planets close to the ascendant/descendant angles, giving them extra significance. Technological Uranus and creative Neptune harmoniously trine or sextile his most personal planets, Sun, Venus and Mercury which lie in the late degrees of Uranus-ruled Aquarius and 00* of Neptune-ruled Pisces.

I see Ansel Adams as a clear blend of Aquarius and Pisces, with extra dynamism coming from his Moon in Leo and the Sagittarian ascendant.

Neptune connects to photography and is also the ruler of his Pisces Sun. Uranus, ruler of Aquarius where 3 of his personal planets lay, connects to technology, and technology is involved in cameras. It all fits rather well!

Below is a tiny sample of the work of Ansel Adams, with two quotations attributed to him. Many more examples of his photographs can be seen at the Ansel Adams Gallery, and via Google Image.

"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment".
(The more things change, the more they remain the same!).


Wisewebwoman said...

My daughter collected a lot of his work and I find it haunting in its beauty and for the time it was too.
And that quote about fighting our, plus ca change.

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~~ I'm a fan of his work too, and his ideas on conservation - used to have a couple of large prints framed, back in the UK.