And a surprise one, a long-time friend of mine who I only recently discovered to be a contributor to this site, who is extremely well known outside the aviation field, literally in his field, Chris Mattison. Yes. I know Jason excluded friends, but thought others might be interested in seeing what one of our own can do outside aviation. http://chrismattison.co.uk/
Garry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
I have admired many non-AV photographers work, several of which have already been mentioned. At a recent visit to the National Museum of Photography (Bradford), I was very impressed with the exhibition currently showing from John Davies. The exhibition showed black and white images (30 x 40 inch) from social and industrial history, progress and change in the UK. Truly stunning to admire them so closely.
Having come to know Mick & Paul a little over the last couple of years their choices do not surprise me.
Also have to agree with those that hold Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell & Henri Carier-Bresson in high regard.
The guys from Sutton Motorsports just rock..
Me personally... there are so many great photographers.. one of the things I love about the craft!..
Matthew Brady,Robert Capa, Tim Page, subject matter was not pretty but they did a good job of recording it
David Bailey, subject matter was invariably pretty, and he did great with it!
The Plisson's maritime photographs...
There are so many!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
Back to the topic:
You've all posted some really great photographers. Ansel Adams is another one who's work I really appreciate it, but I never mentioned him knowing that he'd get mentioned anyways. What I like in him, and any of my favourite photographers is that they're not just able to capture a great image, but make it 20x better afterwards. Ansel Adams would do alot of dodging and burning in the dark lab.
TS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3367 times:
Jim Rakete is definitely one of the best portrait photographers around. In terms of fashion it would be Peter Lindbergh. I also like Annie Leibovitz' portraits.
Otherwise, I'm more into photo journalism. One that comes instantly to mind is Robert Lebeck--a real legend. He's seen so many places & people it would suffice for 5 lives. http://www.lebeck.de/
There are countless photographers with unknown names, who often work at wire services like the AP, Reuters, Getty Images &c. Everyday they produce great photos delivered on a deadline. Btw, most of them don't care about minor dust spots, badhorizon or whatever.
Vaporlock From Canada, joined May 2001, 3645 posts, RR: 57 Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3280 times:
Jason, great thread!!
My favorites are "The Group of Seven".......
In 1920, J.E.H. MacDonald, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Franklin Carmichael, F.H. Varley and Frank Johnston officially formed this now famous group. These were painters bitten by the Canadian north who, for the first time, took on the task of painting the great power, scenery and spirit of their land.
25 Javibi: Nice thread. Looking at the ordinary object from another point of view: www.chemamadoz.com/gallery1.htm And the old master Ramón Masats: www.photogal
26 Ryangooner: Every time i look at the pics from war photographers it sends a chill up my spine.. I recommend - Tim Page (Vietnam war) http://www.vietnampix.com/int
27 FlyFloats: Darwin Wiggett www.darwinwiggett.com Daryl Benson www.darylbenson.com Marc Adamus www.marcadamus.com (all landscape guys). Good call on Nicholas Moran