I mentioned in another post my relationship with the incomprable Jay Maisel. I felt that it would be interesting to throw out my heroes. The time is 1940 to the present. The work of http://www.photo-seminars.com/Fame/irving_penn.htm and Alexi Brodovitch (and of course Jay) come to mind. Of course the golden age of photography is now! But who are your "heroes and inspiration? I trust that this is not an original thread. Let me know if this is a little redundant.