Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
Today's photographers are producing lots of great images but I find that I most often open up photos taken in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Guess I'm just nostalgic... I love the photos by people like Howard Chaloner, Air Nikon,
Eduard Marmet, Johan Ljungdahl, George Hamlin, Peter de Groot. If I had to pick a photographer whose photos I most often enlarge it would probably be
Frank Duarte. Here's a little sample of his stuff...
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5072 times:
Great idea Ben.
I am always consistently impressed by seeing people get better and better. Ben Pritchard is absolutely the best in this regard. He has learnt so fast, and now almost everything he shoots is technically perfect. He is also one of the guys without airside access, and for them getting that "great" shot is always that bit harder.
The one person I try to emulate is Peter Unmuth. He's lucky to travel so much, but he doesn't waste that luck - somehow, no matter what the circumstance and no matter what the weather, he produces first-class material. That consistency, with so many images, is amazing.
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5004 times:
Oh man, where to start?
Art Brett owns. Maybe a bias, but a wonderful photographer and friend. getting his 2000th shot with an outrageous picture and jsut rockin the scene.
Sven De Bevere....having perhaps the most crisp and perfect shots everytime. Amazing. Easily in my top 3 of all time.
Ryan C. Umphrey. Look through a list of thumbnails and you cna ALWAYS tell which ones are his. PERFECT, and I mean PERFECT use of saturation and lighitng with interesting framing and balance of color. Hsi shots make me want to lick the scree and taste the paint!
Luis Rosa, Ben Pritchard, Derek Pedley, Weitse, Colin Work, Vasco Garcia, Gary Watt, Peter Umuth, Joe Pries and Rudy Chiarello are other guys that either exploded or maitnained their awesome levle of skill this year. Outrageous stuff.
PH-OTO From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 434 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4998 times:
Everyone who uploads his pics here is my favourite.
All those guys and girls whose photos make me say "wow" almost every day when I open the recent uploads. And that for years now!
My personal favourites are aware of my admiration for their work.
Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater
Zander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4990 times:
Oh thanks Ben, never expected to see my name on that list.
I am glad you like my shots, in fact I like yours a lot too.
One reason could be that we take shots from similar angles,
but you have some extra bonus living in London with all that interesting stuff
Here are some of the photographers which I think have done a great job this year:
Sven De Bevere
Wietse De Graaf
EGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4839 times:
Firstly many thanks to everyone who mentioned my name.
I have to agree with many of the names put forward above but the one person who I feel deserves a nomination, above all others, is Colin Work who, apart from some excellent pictures, is the one person who has helped me and I would imagine many, many others with his expert advice and support on this forum thoughout the year.
Airportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4789 times:
Well, for me this year revelation were Tomás Coelho and Martin Rosenkranz. Tomás is a great photographer and a good friend of mine. I had the pleasure to meet him at Evora and was stunned by his professional attitude towards photographing airplanes.
As for the rest of the photographers, Luis Rosa, Sven de Bevere, Andrew Hunt, Derek Pedley, Joe Pries, Vasco Garcia (whose photo composition skills inspire me to always try something new), Bailey and the Mogren brothers were the best of 2003.
In the end, all the photographers who made it into this site in 2003 should be mention. Every photo has it admirer. Lets wait and see what 2004 produce.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
This is a good one.....I remember about 4 years ago Thomas Millard started a similar topic....back then a lot of photographers were still here who are here anymore.
I am glad to see that my name poped up here and there.
Since you narrowed it down to 2003 I would say these are mine:
- Bailey has shown us some amazing stuff from the air
- Sven de B. always a pleasure to look at his creations
- the AMS boys take nice pictures too (p.s. Wietse, I"ll be back next year for another ramp tour)
- crooked eye inflight Joe Pries...it was good to see him again at the FRA convention
- Jan Mogren
- Colin K. Work.......the master of convertors
- Rudy C. from Boston
- and of course Mark Garfinkel........even though he has not uploaded that much this year.
The list could go on and on.......maybe we should ask who is your favorite photographer at the following airports____________________
Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4559 times:
Hmmm I don't see my name here anywhere?
Sorry I can't list my favorites.
1. The list is too long
2. I might be accused of favoritism.
Seriously though you all deserve a pat on the back as the quality of your photos is outstanding. There are some exceptional ones and the remainder have to be really good to get on A.net. Keep up the good work and I look forward to viewing your gems, not just as a screener but for my own personal pleasure as well. Over many many years I have enjoyed aircraft photography and the last 6 months I have learned so much more about how different people from different parts of the world enjoy a common interest in aviation. A.net crosses many boundaries to bring people closer together in aviation.
DullesGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4499 times:
I'd have to say Sunil Gupta is my fav. photographer. He is one of a few who took the time to really help me out with my pictures, and gave great detail on where to go, and was always fun to hang out with while spotting. Oh yea..and he takes amazing pics.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 765 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4377 times:
I won't reiterate the ususual suspects - I think I've been impressed with shots by all those mentioned so far. But I'd like to add Andreas Zeiter - his fast jet shots are fantastic.
Grant asked about rookie photographers ... well if you mean by newcomers to A.net, then 2 that stand out for me for 2003 are Dimitris Triadafillou and Kristof Jonckheere who have both produced absolute jaw droppers.
Thanks to those who mentioned me (Derek - the cheque is in the post )