Land_AA Artist Books

Land_AA is an eleven volume set of artist books that explore the legacy and mythology of famed American photographer, Ansel Adams. AA developed an eleven step system of tones in black and white photography, commonly known as “the zone system,” as a way to calculate and control light from its brightest burst to its darkest murmur. Our approach within these collections of images and texts is to build a conceptual zone system which carefully constructs another sort of picture.

Land_AA is a project by Clear As Day.

Clear As Day is an artist collective which publishes and distributes both print and web based work. Founded by artists, Peter Happel Christian and Phillip Andrew Lewis, we are located in Minnesota and Tennessee. Clear As Day works with artists, writers and designers to invent, recycle and resurrect perceptions of the natural landscape. Visit our companion website at