Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Inspirations: John Voelker and Robert Kelley

Using the pen name Robert Traver, John Voelker wrote eleven books inspired by his life and work in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His fourth book, Anatomy of a Murder, was a best-selling novel whose film adaptation received seven Academy Award nominations.   His two collections of essays on trout fishing in the Upper Peninsula — Trout […]

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The Inspirations: Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams may be the most widely-known artist in the history of photography, but, in addition to the notariety he received for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, Adams had a unique understanding of the physical and technical details of his craft. According to biographer William Turnage, Adams’s technical mastery was the stuff of […]

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