Hertz van Rental said:How many do you want - or was it an academic question?
KevinR said: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.
Now, that is worthy of congrats, my friend. :thumbup: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.
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.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.
Hertz van Rental said:And look how much Monet found to paint in his garden.
Vogue/Conde Nast stopped doing that sort of thing quite soon after they started. It was far too expensive and they didn't always like what they got.craig said:I would like to throw in the studios of Vogue and Conde´Nast during the 40's (and more than likely to this day). The golden era of open page design and the reaffirmation that PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART!!!!
Photographers/Art directors like Irving Penn and Alexi Brodovitch changed what we believed to be still life, fashion and portraiture. "each photographer was given his own studio, a salary, plus all technical means and assistance. In exchange he was always on call and would execute any assignment he was given"- Alexander Liberman "An American Modern" for Irving Penn's book Passage. Tell me that would not be an exciting position!