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Who is your favourite photographer?

AngelaD 13 2.9k Wales
10 Aug 2005 1:26PM
Man Ray and Albert Renger-Patszch

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c_evans99 14 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Aug 2005 1:43PM
In my idle moments I wonder what Man Ray would have done with Photoshop Smile
david_h 13 181
10 Aug 2005 1:49PM
Bailey, for his portraits.

tim franklin 14 2.7k
10 Aug 2005 2:02PM
Impossible to pick out just one, so a few in no particular order! Smile

Henri Cartier Bresson
Josef Koudelka
Bill Brandt
Sebastiao Salgado
Tom Stoddart
Stephen Shore
Josef Sudek
Don McCullin
Elliott Erwitt
Michael Kenna
Ian Berry
Denis Thorpe
John Sexton
rletham 14 890 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2005 2:08PM
Riefenstahl and surprisingly, David Lynch.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
10 Aug 2005 2:14PM
Not surprisingly, Ken Rockwell.
fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
10 Aug 2005 2:17PM
rab I have to agree with you on Riefenstahl, I love her work, other than that Robert Capa, Sebastian Salgado and Ansel Adams oh and Tom Stoddart, for producing one of the most moving pictures i've ever seen. There are others but these are the ones that jump out

Looking at the previous posts saying there was a surprising number of landscape photographers picked, I love landscape and take mostly landscape work, yet the ones that i really admire tend not to be landscape photographers (apart from ansel adams of course). maybe we pick photographers who aren't in our field?
Phoenix 17 1.9k England
10 Aug 2005 2:24PM
Favourite Photographers
David Muench
Jack Dykinga
Fred Hirschmann
Art Wolfe
Galen Rowell
Niall Benvie
Mark Hamblin
Joe Cornish

Most over-rated photographers
Annie Liebowitz
Andy Earl
Andy Rouse
and at the risk of blasphemy . . . . .
Henri-Cartier Bresson
GeoffP 12 130 Portugal
10 Aug 2005 3:11PM
Interesting thread - favourite photographers as opposed to favourite photographs - undoubtedly many of the world's greatest photographs are taken by non-professional photographers simply for personal pleasure.

When I first started taking shots 8 years ago I was not really influenced by wildlife photographers but by great visionary images made by the likes of Thomas Mangelsen, Mitsuaki Iwago, Galen Rowell, Jim Bradenburg, Kennan Ward, Michio Hoshino and a bloke in Bakewell who took great macro shots.

GeoffP 12 130 Portugal
10 Aug 2005 3:11PM

I don't agree with the comments relating to individual photographers being over-rated - we all have and are entitled to opinions, but getting a personal dig in serves no purpose in such a light hearted thread.

As to my favourite photographers for their ability to capture visionary images of wilderness that IMHO goes to Thomas Mangelsen and the late Galen Rowell for his images and words of wisdom.

geoff simpson
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
10 Aug 2005 9:20PM
S'funny, but of all the names mentioned in this thread, I cannot for the life of me find one of them in 'Readers Portfolio's'!

Phoenix 17 1.9k England
10 Aug 2005 9:32PM

Quote:S'funny, but of all the names mentioned in this thread, I cannot for the life of me find one of them in 'Readers Portfolio's'!

Maybe that's because the original poster said :-

Quote:I don't mean on this site, I mean in general

But then again we ought to know better than to actually expect you to read the thread first
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
10 Aug 2005 9:39PM
Oh, I read the thread first. And generally speaking, there are some pretty good photogs on this site!!

Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
11 Aug 2005 12:22AM
nigelf22 13 583
11 Aug 2005 1:13AM

Sorry for the delayed response - work got in the way (again!)

Like many artists/illustrators Giger uses photographs as a base for his art/work.

Also I think there are a lot of photographers who dabble in art/illustrations too, but I might have just pushed the outside of the envelope a bit...

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