Mad Hatter, self portrait of Mortensen
Ansel Adams was a communicator who made no attempt to hide what was on his mind. But one photographer in particular drew out the worst in Adams, with him going so far as to refer to his contemporary as ‘the anti-Christ.’
This photographer was William Mortensen, an American fine art photographer whose pictorialist style often brought to life the stranger side of the human psyche.
Popular and respected in most regards throughout his career, Mortensen’s grotesque and even erotic subject…
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