Ansel Adams On Visualization

[…] I merely go out into the world, I wanna make a photograph, I come across something that excites me, I see the picture in my mind’s eye and I make the photograph; then I give it you as the equivalent of what I saw and felt. The whole key lies very specifically in seeing into the mind’s eye which we call visualization and the picture has to be there clearly and decisively and if you have enough craft in your work and in your practice you can then make a photograph to desire.

Far from trying to trace a parallel between me and a giant like Adams, this interview – which is more of a quote – summarises perfectly the process I instinctively applied to my Playgrounds project.