favorite photographer

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  1. hoosier40000

    hoosier40000 TPF Noob!

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    so i was looking online today at some more well know photographers and couldnt help feeling overwelmed at all the genius involved im many of these artists. Do any of you have a photographer that helped mold them or someone that they have modeled their work after? it could even also be just a favorite photographer. My favorite and the most inspiring photographer for me is Ansel Adams...no contest. i look forward to hearing everyone else's opinions...
     
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    Heh... I am pretty amazed at some of the stuff I see right here on this website.

    Dang.
     
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    i can't offer an absolute favourite.
    gritty social stuff of contemporary operators interests me mostly.

    i regularly browse http://lightstalkers.org .. as massive networking of insprirational photographers on there.

    http://www.artcoup.com is a regular bookmark. but there
    are many such photosites that are equally consistently good.

    a new picture everyday or every couple of days keeps my interest,
    thats why i really like Boogie's site. if a websites folio expands less frequently i seem to forget about going back to it.
     
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    Paul Strand is one of my favorites. Very unique eye for composition.
     
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    Ernie Pyle or Tim Page. When I was a photographer in the Army I studied their work a lot. Both were really good combat photographers. Glad I never had to find out how good I was.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Each photographer who has managed to make prints impressed with his/her own 'signature' should be appreciated for him/herself. It is something that has been achieved by only a very few.
     
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    I can list a whole bunch of names who have influenced me one way or the other. But if I were to really narrow 'em down, I'd end up with these two names.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Jeff Ascough
     
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    i have shied away from becoming too familiar with any particular photographers work. I remember photographs, but never who took them
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    It changes all the time, but right now I am really taken with Nick Brandt's African animal portraits.

    http://www.nickbrandt.com/
     
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    yes - thats amazing

     
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    gordon parks

    i try not to get too into names and such. i'm trying to develop my own style right now.
     

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