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Famous Photographers: which ones do you admire?

 
 
hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 11:00 am
mojo :'popular photography' magazine should be able to provide some leads for your research. hbg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 05:28 pm
mojofilter wrote:


I'm also trying to find the name of a photographer whos work I saw on a BBC2 documentary last year ... I missed his name but his photographs were of large groups of people that he used to create designs/shapes out of ..

Thanks for your help.

mojo



is this the one who photographs acres of naked people either lying in rows or kneeling? I can't remember the name but it might trigger someone else's memory. They never seemed very interesting,
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 06:03 pm
Spencer Tunick is the guy who photographs huge groups of naked people.
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 06:21 am
this is an interesting link

stephane compoint


I've linked to the page with the photos of the new bridge at Millau - there are some fantastic views of it - and the ones with the sheep in the foreground towards the end - don't they just remind you of Spencer Tunick's rows of naked bodes crouching? Twisted Evil

there are some other interesting topics as well on the site
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 09:10 am
I recently read an article about Larry Clark and wondered how in the world I'd forgotten about him.
(I suppose it is because he is now really more known for making films.) I spent a number of youthful years in Tulsa where Larry Clark's dad, Lew, ran a portrait studio near my house.

Clark's "Tulsa" is getting dusted off and shown around again. I encourage all to see it is you have the chance.

http://www.photoeye.com/auctions/Img/765/Large.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 09:13 am
Vivien, that's funny. The sheep photos do look like the naked body photos!
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 09:51 am
don't they just! Laughing
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 06:08 pm
I love a lot of work by folks mentioned by Timber.
A recent find, for me, is Marc Riboud - I think he was a Magnum photographer too.

Saw a big exhibit of Margaret Bourke-white in Cremona, wonderful.

somebody Santiago, very serious work, I saved some articles about him a year or two ago. (I'm not at home now and don't have time to look up links..)

Love Imogen Cunningham..

will think of more later.

Also love the work of Suk Choo Kim, who we're showing in May here. Not sure if his work is online or not.
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 01:26 pm
When it comes to photographic artistry, there is a whole gamut of fine artists in which to choose from.Many names bubble back to the top of my list over time .

My favorite quote by Whynn Bullock "Great Photographs contain a visual mystery". Now couple mystery with beauty meaning divine geometry and you start to have something special as far as I am concerned.

I guess I will always be torn between Andrei Kertesz and Eliot Porters "The Place nobody knew"
Both AKs and EPs working in secret areas know mostly to themselves.
You could change AKs name to Cartier Bresson or Robert Doisneau and EPs name to Minor White or AA.

I think it has alot to do with your first photography books.I was lucky and saw quite a few.Karsh was a visionary excitement. Still to this day those portraits will resound with you quite deeply over time or at least with me they have.

Lisette Model is another great fave for the truely insightfull spontaneous slice of real characters from an era gone by. We can miss that era and recognise something else in ourselves when we view her pictures.

Walker Evans also a very distince visual metaphore lies in the mans ability to addore nothing more than his insightfull simple vision and enjoy it to it,s fullest.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 02:45 pm
Here's a Marc Riboud photo from the Stephen Cohen Gallery website -


http://www.stephencohengallery.com/archives/images/riboud.gif
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 02:52 pm
I said Santiago, but I misremembered - I was thinking of Salgado...

Sebastiao Salgado
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:09 pm
A good link for Sook Chu Kim photos
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:14 pm
One of my favorites by Imogen Cunningham
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:37 pm
This one is amazing - check out the description to the right -

Brassai's Gala Soiree at Maxim's
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:41 pm
There is a czech Photographer - Jan Saudek -
a bit controvers, but his photos are quite significant

http://www.saudek.com/photos/59-01a.jpg

http://www.saudek.com/photos/63-01.jpg

http://www.saudek.com/en/Jan/Fotky.html
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 04:19 pm
Well, the controversiality does ratchet up over time, eh?

I tended to like the less tableaux type photos -
untitled 1963
7 a.m.
The Love
Paula poses for the first time
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 04:25 pm
Quote:
Well, the controversiality does ratchet up over time, eh?


Yes, indeed it does osso, but the earlier ones I adore.
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photofan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 10:41 pm
Among many of those already suggested, here are a few of my favorites:

Elliott Erwitt for his great sense of humor and witt.
http://www.elliotterwitt.com/entry.html
: : Elliott Erwitt : :

Sally Mann for her poignant portraits of her children and childhood.
http://www.sallymann.org/
Sally Mann photographer -tribute page-

Bruce Davidson for that great book on Central Park.
http://www.magnumphotos.com/c/htm/FramerT_MAG.aspx?Stat=Portfolio_DocThumb&V=CDocT&E=2K7O3RNC0S6&DT=ALB
MAGNUM PHOTOS

Shelby Lee Adams for his Appalachian Portraits.
http://www.edelmangallery.com/adams.htm
Shelby Lee Adams

Michael Kenna for his haunting landscapes.
http://www.michaelkenna.net/html/index2.html
Michael Kenna Photography

Pete Turner and Eric Meola for their gorgeous color and composition.
http://www.peteturner.com/
Pete Turner Photography

James Nachtwey for his incredible courage documenting the human tragedy (war, famine, etc., not for the faint of heart)
http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
James Nachtwey
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 10:58 pm
welcome to a2k, photofan, and thanks for your links. I'd not seen Nachtway's work before, or Davidson's or Turner and Meola's.. or Shelby Adams'..
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photofan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 10:58 pm
Oops, ...here's a link to Eric Meola's website:
http://www.ericmeola.com/index2.html
Eric Meola's On Line Portfolio

And I also forgot Steve Mc Curry, another great photojournalist.
http://www.stevemccurry.com/Beta/
Steve McCurry
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