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Old 06-24-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: List Your Top Photographers of all Time

Craig McDean
Solve Sundsbo
Steven Meisel
Philip-Loca diCorsia
Guy Bourdin
Greg Kadel
Platon
Henri Cartier Bresson
Raymond Meier
Nadav Kander
OLAF MARTENS
Erwin Olaf
Mark Tucker
Bruce Webber
Sara Silver
Javier Vallhonrat
robert doisneau
Elliot Erwitt
Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Richard Avedon
Irving Penn
Paulo Roversi
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:26 PM
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Cartier-Bresson, Man, some of these photographers are not only going to have me looking but reading. I wonder if there is a biography on this man. I like his work and I want to know, is it a matter of accidently being in the right place at the right time or did he travel the world with a camera around his neck looking for these shots? The shot down the stairs with the bicyclist whizzing by… did you plan that or did the bike just get in the way as you snapped? The sleeping couple on the train… posed or candid? I’m also curious about the different styles which don’t seem to be chronological. The grain seems to stay fairly constant but the contrast varies greatly.

Smith and Avedon, impressive photos both, however for the most part I don’t care for the subject matter.
*Note to self, make all your pictures happy and fun, no pain or dis-ease.*

Robert Frank, Nice shots, not I think, as good as Smith or Avedon. And again, if I traveled across Switzerland I’m quite sure I would paint a happier picture.

Diane Arbus, certainly fun to browse. Interesting subject matter. Please someone tell me what separates these from the black and white family vacation snapshots my dad took? They are wonderful pictures but they look like something you find in a shoebox in your aunts attic. (I know I have to be wrong, that’s why I’m after your help, don’t string me up.)
For instance the shot titled “Xmas Tree in a Living Room in Levittown” I’ve attached it along with one I call “Blake Family Xmas”. Sure my Dad could’ve stood back and got the whole tree. Other than that, someone please tell me why one is worth ten grand and one isn’t? I’m serious, if you know, please help me see it.

Walker Evans, yes that’s it, happy people! Smiling people! Children with big watermelons! Love it!

Sebastiao Salgado, man, your bringin’ me down again.

James Nachtwey, OK, OK, there’s pain and suffering in the world, I get it already. Can I see a still-life of a basket of fruit now?

Anyway, just my silly thoughts as I look through. I’m going through rather quickly as you can imagine. I’m bookmarking everything so I can go back through. I’m really hoping for some feedback. I am serious with the questions I ask. I don’t have the time or money or patience for an art class. I would love to hear all of your opinions, to help me learn.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:25 PM
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Re: List Your Top Photographers of all Time

crazyfly,

If you haven't gotten these links on Cartier-Bresson yet --

an internet copy of his book The Decisive Moment

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=1318621

"...Cartier-Bresson's wife, photographer Martine Franck, says her husband always knew just where to be. "I think Henri had an innate intuition of what was going on in the world and what was important. I mean, you were in India when Gandhi was assassinated. You were in China when the communists arrived... You were in Russia at the right time."

http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/nov1999/c-b-n05.shtml
"...He (Cartier-Bresson) saw a picture by the Hungarian photographer Munkacsi, entitled, “Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika.” Cartier-Bresson describes the impact this made on him: “The only thing which completely was an amazement to me and brought me to photography was the work of Munkacsi. When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave I couldn't believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street...”


"Masters of Photography" - YouTube video of Cartier-Bresson's images
Munkacsi's images -- video

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Old 06-25-2008, 12:26 AM
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Just about all my favorites on previous lists. I will add 2 more though
http://www.masters-of-photography.co.../koudelka.html
Joseph Koudelka, an amazing photographer. His book on gypsies is unbelievable.

http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/

Ed Burtynsky is one of my favorite currently working
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Can someone help me. I've been hunting for the last few months for a photographer who is world class. He does a lot of celeb portaits (from memory he did one with jon Heder sliding down a slide) and everything is super super clear and defined from the background to the foreground. It almost looks like a painting. He has a bit of a porno-esque name like Jesse James. Could anyone help me out here.
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Can someone help me. I've been hunting for the last few months for a photographer who is world class. He does a lot of celeb portaits (from memory he did one with jon Heder sliding down a slide) and everything is super super clear and defined from the background to the foreground. It almost looks like a painting. He has a bit of a porno-esque name like Jesse James. Could anyone help me out here.

UGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
LOL I feel like Charlie Brown.

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Old 06-25-2008, 04:52 PM
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Hey - thanks sooo much! You have just received so much good karma it's unbelievable.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:51 PM
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Galen Rowell

There's nothing I like more in photography than outdoor photography. Aside from the works by Ansel Adams, I like the images created by Galen Rowell very much. One thing that distinguishes his images from the images of other outdoor photographers is that his images don't seem that you can drive your car somewhere and pull off the road, walk 200 yards from it and get your shot. His images look like they require miles or even days of trekking deep into the wilderness in order to capture those unique kinds of sceneries that can only be enjoyed through the eyes of the true adventurers.
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To the person who mentioned Koudelka... THANK YOU. I know this thread is ridiculously old, but I came across Koudelka's work years ago and his Gypsies book is absolutely stunning.

Anyway, something made me think of his work today, but I couldn't remember his name, so I've been searching far and wide and finally found it here. Made my day.

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