Photography

Adams, Robert (1937)

What mostly attracted the attention in Robert Adam’s work was his depiction of his native Colorado’s suburban constructions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The American photographer thus confronted the wild west landscapes to human activity: a tragic relationship enhanced by austere yet luminous black and white images that represent trivial modern urban life artefacts such as boring residences and roads, symbols of our « new civilisation ». Architecturally composed and meticulously contrasted, Robert Adams’ photographs also seem to look for hope and a kind of redeeming beauty within his damaged territories as he brings alive silence, the wind and clouds that strongly remain despite the human ravages. With his humanist manner, the photographer acts more like a defender than an accuser who places faith above lamentation. 

Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1979
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1979
Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1999-2003
Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1999-2003
Robert Adams, South from Rocky Flats, Jefferson County, Colorado, 1978
Robert Adams, South from Rocky Flats, Jefferson County, Colorado, 1978
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, ca. 1979
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, ca. 1979
Robert Adams, Thurman, Colorado, 1969
Robert Adams, Thurman, Colorado, 1969
Robert Adams, Golden, Colorado, 1969
Robert Adams, Golden, Colorado, 1969
Robert Adams, Untitled, 1973-74
Robert Adams, Untitled, 1973-74
Robert Adams, A house in a new subdivision. West edge of Longmont, Colorado; Across the street, 1974
Robert Adams, A house in a new subdivision. West edge of Longmont, Colorado; Across the street, 1974
Robert Adams, Eucalyptus, Fontana, California, 1982
Robert Adams, Eucalyptus, Fontana, California, 1982
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Sally, Weld County, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Sally, Weld County, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Directly out the North Jetty, on the Washington coast, 1992
Robert Adams, Directly out the North Jetty, on the Washington coast, 1992
Robert Adams, Untitled, 1994
Robert Adams, Untitled, 1994
Robert Adams, Pine Valley, Oregon, 2003
Robert Adams, Pine Valley, Oregon, 2003
Robert Adams, Untitled, 2005
Robert Adams, Untitled, 2005
Robert Adams, North Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington, 2007
Robert Adams, North Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington, 2007
Robert Adams, Untitled, 2011
Robert Adams, Untitled, 2011
Robert Adams, Northwest from Palos Verdes, California, 1983
Robert Adams, Northwest from Palos Verdes, California, 1983
Robert Adams, Edge of San Timeteo Canyon, Redlands, California, 1982
Robert Adams, Edge of San Timeteo Canyon, Redlands, California, 1982
Robert Adams, Clearcut and burned, East of Arch Cape, Oregon, 1976
Robert Adams, Clearcut and burned, East of Arch Cape, Oregon, 1976
Robert Adams, Dead Palms, Partially uprooted, Ontario, California, 1983
Robert Adams, Dead Palms, Partially uprooted, Ontario, California, 1983
Robert Adams, Concrete and Ice, Missouri River, Clay Country, South Dakota, 1977
Robert Adams, Concrete and Ice, Missouri River, Clay Country, South Dakota, 1977
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1980
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1980
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1979/ 1982
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1979/ 1982
Robert Adams, Fontana, California, 1982
Robert Adams, Fontana, California, 1982
Robert Adams, The North Head Light, Washington, 1991
Robert Adams, The North Head Light, Washington, 1991
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1980
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1980
Robert Adams, Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1976
Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado, 1976
Robert Adams, East from Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder County, Colorado, 1975
Robert Adams, East from Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder County, Colorado, 1975
Robert Adams, Cottonwood Leaves, Boulder County, Colorado, 1988
Robert Adams, Cottonwood Leaves, Boulder County, Colorado, 1988
Robert Adams, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1979/ 1982
Robert Adams, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1979/ 1982
Robert Adams, Pike's Peek, Colorado Springs, 1968/ 1972
Robert Adams, Pike's Peek, Colorado Springs, 1968/ 1972
Robert Adams, Storm over Pawnee national Grassland, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Storm over Pawnee national Grassland, Colorado, 1984
Robert Adams, Sally, Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, 1983
Robert Adams, Sally, Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, 1983
Robert Adams, Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, 1986
Robert Adams, Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, 1986
Robert Adams, Kerstin and Sally, Pawnee Grassland, Colorado, 1986
Robert Adams, Kerstin and Sally, Pawnee Grassland, Colorado, 1986
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Robert Adams, Denver, Colorado, 1981
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