In early Sept 2005, the L.A. Times reported that a team of astronomers had discovered the exact date, time of the day and spot from where, in 1948, Ansel Adams took his iconic picture Autumn Moon, the High Sierra from Glacier Point, and that the exact same constellation repeats every 19 years. Completely by accident, on his trip from Mexico to New York, Swiss artist Christoph Draeger happened to pass through Yosemite on Sep 15, 2005. Dozens of photographers had gathered, trying to take the same picture as Adams did 57 years ago. Only years later, Draeger had the idea to organise a group exhibition with all those who were willing to share their picture. It was too difficult to find all the photographers involved, so he decided to postpone the project for after Sept 15, 2024, when he would get a second chance to meet the aficionados on site, and ask for their pictures. This short film is a lecture in form of a road movie made with still images contextualising the event and the idea.
Getting To The Point. (HD Video, 18min, 2019)