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Hambone Lewinski 1:36pm, 15 April 2008
The title says it all! Let's educate each other; toss out the names of some photographers that you really enjoy.

I should point out, all three of the photographers below are likely to have some (or a LOT) of nudity and other graphic images in their photos. Probably not safe for work.

I'll go first. I'm a big fan of William Eggleston ( www.egglestontrust.com/ ), a photographer who popularized the snapshot aesthetic and the use of color in art photography in the 1970s.

I also really like the work of Donna Ferrato ( www.donnaferrato.com/ ) who is rather famous for being permitted to take photographs in very personal, intimate situations. Her work is often very graphic, just to warn you.

I am also a fan of Vera Lutter ( www.artnet.com/artist/705238/vera-lutter.html I can't seem to find a website for her, so here are some of her prints...) who uses shipping creates (like, the big metal box of a boxcar) to make giant pinhole cameras that she will often take long exposures lasting a month or more with.

Jason
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Jim Brandenburg
www.jimbrandenburg.com
Lives in Ely, MN shoots for National Geographic - work can be seen at his gallery in Ely or the Sivertson Galleries

Scott Hotaling
www.lightofthewild.com
(not established but will be some day, he is only 21 and been shooting for a couple years.)

Marc Adamus
www.marcadamus.com

Craig Blacklock
www.craigblacklock.com
This guy managed to corner the market on Lake Superior and Northern minnesota and has managed to make a very nice living for himself because of it.
Work can be seen at his gallery, the Waters, in canal park.

Of Course, the master
Ansel Adams
www.anseladams.com/
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lcarlson 10 years ago
I'd have to say Bill Owens is someone for me to look upon. He did a book called 'Suburbia' back in the 50's. His photography today is a bit different....


www.billowens.com
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Weegee Looking at his work, the the work of the legions of lessor known photographers oof the period is what keeps me going back to using my Speed Graphic.

David Burnett Sucessful contemporary photojournalist who isn't afraid to cover any event with gear no one else owuld dare bring. He's won awards covering major political events with a Holga for example.

There is more. Maybe later I'll add them.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Dave Hill - www.davehillphoto.com/ - Lighting Genius
David Hobby - www.strobist.blogspot.com/ - Lighting Pioneer
Joe Mcnally - www.joemcnally.com/blog/ - Pure Talent

Then there's a lol of band promo people I like like Joey L and Tim H.

Also you can't forget Derek Montgomery, Clint Austin, and Bob King down at the news tribune. I met them and toured there little photo nook and there all super nice people.
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Aaron Hobson's work is incredible:
www.aaronhobson.com/

Sally Mann too:
www.kochgallery.com/artists/contemporary/Mann/index.html
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Randall Cottrell Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 10 years ago
Dave Hill is the bomb

and even though i don't do much lanscape/nature photography....Ansel Adams is king
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Is it wrong for me to say that Dave Hill is a post process guru?

Maybe if I could see some non HDRish images I would be more convinced.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Is it wrong for me to say that Dave Hill is a post process guru?

I think you could probably say the same about Ansel Adams. He did wirite a book & half of post processing-techniques that used after he trips the shutter.
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P.S. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with post processing. i am not starting that war. I post process every image I make.
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams...love b&w and the places that Ansel shot...I have seen many of them...Annie because I love the shots I have seen by her...she captures something in people that not everyone can capture...there are probably more, however this is what came off the top of my head...
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
Sort of related to this thread - check out these portraits in this short video, I think they're great (not the subjects but the style).
www.slatev.com/player.html?id=1151557602
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maxcaven Posted 10 years ago. Edited by maxcaven (moderator) 10 years ago
actually Shawn, most of Dave's stuff relies on the lighting, he uses power studio strobes to overpower the ambient, and get some sick looking catch lights. He even says on his site that if you see him in the bar and ask him about his stuff he will gladly tell but if you ask him about lucis and HDR he'll just walk away. He does use PS but a lot of it is for the composite work he does. A lot of times all he needs is a simple unsharp mask to get his look, after hes lit it properly.

EDIT: had to fix my awful grammar ha.
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Interesting, thanks for that Max.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
darn, my name isn't in any of your lists

o well......
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
William Eggleston and Diane Arbus to name a couple.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Joshua Hoffine - Not even sure if he is accomplished, but in the past ten minutes that I've known of his existance, I'm really loving it.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Oh, that stuff is great!
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Wow that is some creepy sh!t
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lcarlson 10 years ago
Mega creepy shit.

Casey Williams...
www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/html/artistresults.asp?artist...

His work is decently abstract in working with textures, but it's so simple.
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