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Inspirational black and white photographers

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User_Removed 11 407 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 7:00PM
I hope this forum thread will become a place to find links to some of the world’s most inspirational black and white photographers.

A few years ago I went to exhibition by Ansel Adams in Edinburgh; prior to this exhibition I did not know a great deal about his work, for me this was the start of my love of black and white landscapes. You can check out his work at www.anseladams.com

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seahawk 10 1.2k United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 7:11PM
Would have to agree that Ansel is the man in terms of landscapes. No-one else comes close in my opinion.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 Nov 2010 7:48PM

Can't get the link to work on this generic fruit base thing but O Winston Link was the real true master of b&w print. The Internet is a poor medium for viewing them however
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 8:31PM
I personally love David Burdeny's work, his name + .com
User_Removed 11 407 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 8:40PM

Quote:I personally love David Burdeny's work, his name + .com

The antartica/greenland images are stunning
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 9:07PM
Just having a put around the net, looking for books by or on David Burdeny and another superb photographers name popped up, have a search for Nick Brandt.
Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
19 Nov 2010 6:46PM
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
19 Nov 2010 10:55PM
Just a few:

Frank Meadows Sutcliffe -landscapes / people
Eddie Adams - photo journalism
Ansel Adams (already mentioned)
Nick Brandt (already mentioned)
Bill Brandt
Helmut Newton
Bob Carlos Clarke- an absolute genious, not just fetish photography

I could go on and on
Snapper Plus
13 4.3k 3 United States Outlying Islands
19 Nov 2010 11:20PM
Don McCullin Until you've stared at a real print of the shell-shocked GI, you'll not understand how powerful it is.

Bailey. He led, others followed ............

............ including John Swannell, but he went on to develop a style of his own.

Is it too late to say that some of the above links may contain nudity? Wink
User_Removed 11 407 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2011 2:15PM
Stumbled across the work of Ernst Haas , loved the B&W abstracts
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
26 Mar 2011 4:42PM
Doisneau's OK but Kertesz is better....
I prefer Doisneau to Kertesz. He's more natural + I like the way he sees things.
Another major inspiration is Henri Cartier Bresson
Eastlands 7 760 4 Northern Ireland
26 Mar 2011 10:17PM
Despit having over thirty years of photographic experience it was only a few years ago that I discovered Adams, now he is my inspiration in landscape photography as David Bailey is in portraiture. His work, particularly in black and white in the 1960's, is unsurpassed.

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