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Old 07-06-2005, 11:05   #1 (permalink)
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Who are your photography heroes?

I must admit that in both web design and photography I've never really had any heroes, any famous ones anyway. Sure there are people who are think are talented photographers but I've never thought, "I want to be like him/her." Maybe its because I've never really looked into their work. I generally get inspired by the odd photo rather than the odd photographer. In an effort to find some heroes, who are yours?
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:11   #2 (permalink)
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Easy for me, though I've seen loads of great photographers work the one that inspired me first (and still does) is Ansell Adams. There's something about black and white photography that just appeals to me.

Bought and studied all the books, tried to emulate him, failed miserably, blamed it on not having access to 12" glass plate negatives
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:14   #3 (permalink)
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Ansell Adams, Cartier- Bresson and the others who originally formed Magnum with him - probably the greatest collection of photographic talent ever seen. Apart from that I have a huge admiration for war photographers. I remember reading about a war photographer in Vietnam who was up at the front with the troops when he became aware that someone was continually shooting at him. He said to the grunts "Hey guys, someone's trying to kill me" They knew at once what he meant - soldiers in battle will pick out one guy out of total perversity or whatever and keep targeting him for the hell of it! They covered him as best they could with covering fire, but he just carried on doing his job, armed with just a camera.
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Some Cartier - Bresson images.


http://www.uazg.hr/likovna-kultura/B...Atena.1953.jpg

http://www.uazg.hr/likovna-kultura/B...20zid.1962.jpg


The ultimate street photographer, I'd have thought you could have worse heros Pete? :wink:
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i dont have any hereos, but i have some photographers that i like the work of, i wil provide links when i get home, i dont have them on this machine...
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I absolutely love the work of Dave Nitsche, so clean, simple and sharp yet requires so much skill to produce images that are this stunning.

http://www.davenitsche.com/

Also like CT, I admire any photographer that goes into war zones, areas of famine or extreme suffering and then with total disregard to their own health( be it physical or psychological), shoot pictures to show the outside world the story behind closed doors.

They are a world apart from us wanna be's.
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I absolutely love the work of Dave Nitsche, so clean, simple and sharp yet requires so much skill to produce images that are this stunning.

http://www.davenitsche.com/

Also like CT, I admire any photographer that goes into war zones, areas of famine or extreme suffering and then with total disregard to their own health( be it physical or psychological), shoot pictures to show the outside world the story behind closed doors.

They are a world apart from us wanna be's.
Yeah Him, Dave Nitsche, his Stick man piccies are fantastic, as is most of his other stuff,


Arkady gets shot at when he takes pictures!!

Martin Parr is quiet good.
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