ROD DRESSER (AMERICAN, 1933 - 2011)
Rod Dresser began his photographic career having been introduced to Ansel Adams and eventually asked to serve on his staff as a special photographic assistant, working at the Adams studio until the late 1980s. Shortly after, he began to take commercial commissions in San Francisco, his clients including Apple Computer, Harvard University, and Union Bank. He returned to the Monterey Peninsula to act as business manager for the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, and has continued to photograph and to conduct workshops from that time on. While Dresser usually seeks the landscape as his subject matter, his interpretation has become increasingly abstract, driven by an affinity for both simplicity and texture. This has resulted in a vision that approaches minimalism. In 2002 he published the monogram Artist’s Choice. His photographs are represented in major collections and museums around the world.