It’s a huge thrill to have Ted Orland joining us this year! Ted got wind of Photostock through mutual friends and wanted to join in on the fun. Although he has expressed interest in simply being one of the gang, he has kindly agreed to be one of our featured presenters this year.
Ted lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he pursues parallel careers in teaching, writing & photography. He began his professional career working as a young graphic artist for designer Charles Eames, and in the 1970’s became Assistant to photographer Ansel Adams and printer of Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition Prints. Ted taught photography at Adams’ Annual Yosemite Workshop for fifteen years, and continues today leading both field workshops and master classes on topics of artistic development.
Ted is co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artist’s survival guide, Art & Fear, and author of its companion volume, The View From The Studio Door. He also created the playfully subversive Photographic Truths Poster.
Ted’s photography engages a wide range of contemporary subject matter, while continuing the West Coast tradition of fine craftsmanship and printmaking. A large selection of this work will appear in Orlandia, the Exhibition Catalog to his upcoming Retrospective at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel in June 2017.
Please join us in welcoming Ted to Photostock!