I think it might have been Ansel Adams, though I am not sure. I heard this story that he was making prints one day and his wife was doing laundry. He picked up the box of laundry soap and on it in big letters was "WHITEST WHITES & BLACKEST BLACKS"...and well, the rest is history..... sorta... maybe....
On Apr 10, 2009, at 11:16:24 PM, "Judy Seigel" <email@example.com> wrote:
got whitest white or darkest dark on a print in my life as far as I'm
aware... In fact when I first read that in an early text, I shrugged it
off.. It wasn't because I knew better (tho I feel like I do now), or it
seemed like too much trouble, it was because it seemed so arbitrary and
irrelevant, I lost faith. (Who made up that rule anyway? Ansel Adams???)