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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:26 am 
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Continuing a thread Thomas started in the Landscape section, I'd like to ask is there a photographer who's work inspires you? Landscape, portrait, sports, anything at all!

To kick-off this topic, here's a small selection of photographers who's work and technique I particularly admire and enjoy!

William Eggleston - studies of smalltown America and pioneer of colour photography.

Stephen Shore - more studies of smalltown America.

I love the way Eggleston and Shore show details or often banal subject matter - it's very evocative of the time and place, and for me these kind of shots are the ones I try and take on holiday rather than the usual tourist hotspots - although I take them too!

Martin Parr - British photographer who again is an expert at capturing and celebrating the often mundane. He cites Eggleston and Shore as inspiration.

Andreas Gursky - German photographer who's incredibly detailed - and incredibly large format photos have an amazing impact.

Michael Fatali - I can personally do without his text, titles and descriptions, but find the work of this US photographer utterly inspirational. He specialises in the Canyonlands of the Southwest USA which are some of my favourite places to visit and photograph. I was particularly chuffed when I walked into Lower Antelope Canyon near Lake Powell in Utah to find the location of some of my favourite examples of his work.

See: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=853#853

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:42 am 
Gilad One of my favorite on Deviantart showcasing bits and pieces of Israel with imo great style



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:09 am 
I agree on Gursky.

I was lucky enough to see some of his work, (I think at the Guggenheim in Bilbao - or Tate Modern, can't remember which).
The scale and detail of his photographs are stunning. My favourite was this one:

http://www.dietotenhosen.de/pic/iv2006/iv_andi_gu.jpg

I wasn't into photography when I saw this exhibition...it would be interesting to see again so I could marvel at the technical ability as well as the artistic impact of his work.

Another favourite photograher is Penny Smith who worked a lot with The Clash..she took the picture for the cover of London Calling:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000 ... ZZZZZZ.jpg

It's funny, since recently getting into photography, it has not only changed the way I look at the world (you know, seeing things and thinking 'that would make a great shot!'), but also the way I look at newspapers, television, the media in general. I'm always finding myself either critising or appreciating images that before I just took for granted.

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I could easily spend the next hour sampling Frank Doorhof's portfolio again but no time today so here's a hastily selected example:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:18 am 
I really like Darren Heath's work especially his F1 photos because thats my favourite sport.


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I know this seems very broad to list so many, but I have a lot of admiration for all the Magnum photographers. Journalistic photography has always been a fascination of mine. The Magnum group has a special way of bringing the viewer into situations that are intriguing and sometimes very uncomfortable.

There's more info about the Magnum Photographers here:

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seattlesteve wrote:
I know this seems very broad to list so many, but I have a lot of admiration for all the Magnum photographers.

Snap! There was a brief feature about them on the radio this morning and having found their website I was going to add them to this thread but you beat me to it. Good choice! 8)

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Stephan Vanfleteren http://www.stephanvanfleteren.com. He's just an amazing (Belgium) portrait photographer who works exclusively with a Pentax 6*7 and B/W film for his portraits (although he also has a canon 5d).


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Bart Michiels wrote:
Stephan Vanfleteren http://www.stephanvanfleteren.com. He's just an amazing (Belgium) portrait photographer who works exclusively with a Pentax 6*7 and B/W film for his portraits (although he also has a canon 5d).


Good find, his work is amazing. I was looking at his Hobos in the U.S.A. gallery. I have a lot of respect for someone that does work like this. It's a dangerous lifestyle to ride the rails the way he did.

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Anybody here read Digg? This was on the first page. Jan Van Holleben has some nice ideas.


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When I first got inot photography my favourite exponent was Ansel Adams. Unfortunately, polularity can breed contempt.

Nowadays I'd say my favourite is Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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I don't know any well-known photographer, but on a Dutch photography site, I found Ugur Ozdemir. His portraits are superb, but also his landscapes and macros are stunning. I'd like to hear your opinions.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:12 pm 
mindmeld wrote:
Gilad One of my favorite on Deviantart showcasing bits and pieces of Israel with imo great style


Couldn't agree with you more, Gilad has to be one of the best photographers i have ever come across, With each new shot he shows us i got more and more impressed with his works!


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