Who is (currently) your favourite photographer?

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Just curious... I am now really into Henri Cartier-Bresson at the moment. He was amazing photographer who has lived an amazing life (well he's still alive, just not taking photos anymore!).

    this photo absolutely floors me for all its subtleness:
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    So who's your favourite at the moment?

    Yep Dew and Matt, i've checked out Arbus's work - I didn't realise she did the boy with toy hand grenade - that shot has always creeped me out a bit!
     
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    doxx TPF Noob!

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    since street photography is my passion - the photographs
    of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander or Gary Winogrand
    are always a great inspiration for me
     
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    Since my artistic sensibilities are minimal and it's mainly the photographic content that appeals to me there can only be Ansel Adams.
     
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    Diane Arbus :D

    i like her offbeat sense of style .. she didnt want to "conform" and did her own thing .. i like that

    also, i think many photographers frown upon photographers that are different and do their thing "untraditionally" ... i feel like i have to defend my work sometimes or explain why something is the way it is in a photo .. it should just be without explaination ... i think people are afraid of that

    so, if u see my pictures that may be "untraditonal" live with it :lol: ... because i wont change a dang thing :wink:
     
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    surfingfireman TPF Noob!

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    Art Wolfe for sure!
     
  6. MDowdey

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    thats strange...im trying to think of one and its not coming to me...i guess i draw inspiration in a different way.


    md

    although...www.urbansnitch.com is my current favorite. :oops:


    md
     
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    Ansel Adams, Minor White, Diane Arbus, Andre Kertesz, Jerry Uelsmann...

    I can't ever decide! It depends what I'm in the mood for, landscape, abstract, portraits, BW or color...

    :D
     
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    Jerry Uelsmann is giving a lecture at the art musem this month. Might be tomorrow! I know it was a Thursday... Damn I need to check, where did my flier go...

    I don't know who my favorite is right now... I don't look at enough photographs... :| and even if I do, I don't usually remember the names... :?
     
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    Adams, Mapplethorpe and Newton. :p
     
  10. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    wayne newton, juice newton, sir isaac or fig newton?? who are you referring too? :p
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Right now I find myself drawing less inspiration from photographers, and more ideas, energy, and inspiration from painters.

    Gustav Klimt for portraits, and Jackson Pollack for landscapes. Now that I think about it, some of Elliot Porter's landscapes look sort of Pollack.
     

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