Clear As Day

Clear As Day is an ongoing collaboration with Peter Happel Christian which began in 2007.  The projects take many forms including printed materials, performances, installations and web-based works. Our current project takes the form of an eleven volume set of artist books titled Land_AA which explore the legacy and mythology of famed American photographer, Ansel Adams. AA developed an eleven step system of tones in black and white photography, commonly known as “the zone system,” as a way to calculate and control light from its brightest burst to its darkest murmur. Our approach is to build a conceptual zone system which adds to and completes another sort of picture.


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All works Peter Happel Christian and Phillip Andrew Lewis