Flower blossoms photographed by William Dassonville; very different from his usual landscape repertoire.
William E. Dassonville was a California photographer primarily known for his landscapes. He was an associate of Ansel Adams and worked with William Keith, George Stirling, Maynard Dixon, and John Miur. Born in Sacramento, CA, he acted as secretary of the California Camera Club and contributed to Camera Craft. He also invented a velvety surfaced printing paper that he later manufactured commercially (REF: Getty). His chemistry was heralded by Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, and he exhibited alongside Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, and Gertrude Kasebier (REF: icp org) | src liveauctioneers