October 22, 2006

Making the LA Times

A site worth 70 million words - Los Angeles Times

Seattle blogger Gerard Van der Leun stumbled across a trove of L.A. photos by Ansel Adams -- mostly outtakes from a shoot for Fortune magazine -- on the library's website in March. Van der Leun was a fan of the photographer but didn't know he had taken extensive photographs of city life. So he posted the pictures to his online Flickr site. Suddenly, the photos got linked to sites around the world, and he was flooded with e-mails about the shots.
The latest was last night when somebody wrote to ask me the address of a building in Los Angeles that has not existed since 1951.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 22, 2006 11:09 AM
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