Photographer/Place Connection

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  1. oriecat

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    Just as Atget and Paris go hand in hand, are there any other photogs who are so closely connected with a specific place?
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You mean like Ansel Adams and Montana? :mrgreen:
     
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    No, I mean like Ansel and Yosemite. :greenpbl:
     
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    Of course you do! :lmao: And I'm not even drunk!
     
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    Here are a few pre-1900 British photographers.

    Peter H. Emerson - East Anglia
    William Henry Fox Talbot - Lacock Abbey
    Hill & Adamson - Scotland
    Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - Whitby, Yorkshire

    Photographers became a lot more mobile after the 1890's and so few have worked in one particular place. But some have been linked with one place or area because of certain pictures - Brassai and Paris is an example.

    If you want more give me a bit of time.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Tim Page - Vietnam
    Weegee - New York
    Bruce Davidson - East 100th Street, New York
    Robert Capa - Spain (during the civil war)

    That's all I can remember at the moment without going through some books. How many do you want - or was it an academic question?
     
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    Eggleston and the US south
    Berenice Abbot and New York city
    Matt Needham and Kansas ;)
     
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    Oh no, I'm long out of school. :wink: :mrgreen: Yeah, just a curiosity really. I was reading my little Atget book last night, and just wondered who else out there...

    Thanks :)
     
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    I think that I look at styles associated to photographers more than location and photographers. Of course there are the group such as Adams, but I realize connection to style more often, such as Arbus, Newton, Lebowitz, etc. At least, thats how I would like to be known for, rather than a location. It seems kind of limiting to me.
     
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    It's sort of like niche marketing. I didn't set out to be a Kansas only landscape photographer, I just don't get to go on a lot of vacations to cool places (I'm going to make the next TPF trip though! ). On the other hand, I just sold a bunch of high res files to a big dental insurance plan for publishing in their annual stockholders' report. They were looking for "Kansas landscape photography", and they found me. :)
     
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    You would be amazed at how much you can find in a small area. It's just a matter of thinking and looking.
    Style is far more limiting - if a photographer maintains the same style all his pictures start to look the same. Helmut Newton is a good example. Style tends to limit your subject matter considerably more than location.
    And look how much Monet found to paint in his garden.
     
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    Now, that is worthy of congrats, my friend. :thumbup: :D

    I couldn't agree more. I like to try different things, different processes - and that's more time consuming for me than being able to get out and hunt for new places to shoot. So I find myself using the same negatives or slides several times over to achieve different looks. The image is fundamentally the same, but hopefully I am conveying a different mood or feel each time. :)
     

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