B&W Wildlife photographers?

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  1. Brad Bireley

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    Are there any wildlife photographers that do it in B&W film?

    Thanks,
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    the obvious answer is Nick Brandt who shoots in B&W, he gets a lot of flack here because he prints digitally but recently he has been doing very large platinums which are rather lovely

    you should check him out

    he also has a book out at the moment

    enjoy

    Seamus
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  3. David A. Goldfarb

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    _B&W_ magazine did a feature on Carl Cook not long ago--

    http://www.clcookphoto.com/

    I do a lot of B&W photography, and I photograph birds in color, but I've never quite been able to make B&W bird photography work for me. I probably just need to try harder.
     
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    Martyn Colbeck is another one. His black & white elephant photographs are absolutely superb.
     
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    Ravens represent well in b and w as do some species of Turkey Vultures; not to forget of course, the cormorants, crows and common pigeons in graceful flight.
     
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    There's a norwegian photographer who has done some great B+W wildlife work, including some excellent Osprey photos. I *think* it was Pål Hermansen (www.palhermansen.com) but my magazines are buried for now and his website neither confirms nor denys my hunch.
     
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    I am not positive, but if I had to guess, Clyve Butcher may have done some wildlife and he is primarily a LF B&W guy.
     
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    see if you can track down a copy of the recent SHOTS magazine 'animals' issue
     
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    From the past, look up Eliot Porter.

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    Ottomar Anschuetz was doing literally wild B&W images in the 1880`s. A couple of years later, the Keaton Brothers in England redefined wildlife photography. They invented the portable blind in 1897. Arthur Radclyffe was a man with great mechanical skills, who invented a 5x7 "reflex" view camera and photographed wildlife in Africa. He usually carried a very large gun under his arm as he had to get quite close to his sibjects, which included rhinos and cape buffalo.
    One of the most famous B&W wildlife photographers was Eric Hosking, whose bird images are pure visual poetry. The American Leonard Lee Rue III focused more on mammals of North America. His images were classic textbook illustrations for several decades. Europe took B&W wildlife photography a step further, forming associations of photographers in Spain, France, Germany and Scandinavia in the 1930`s. But while these photographers are still great soures of inspiration, today`s magazines reflect little if anything of this challenging subject.
    It is probably one of the toughest subjects in B&W. I`d be interested in seeing any recent work apart form Nick Brandt and James Balog.

    Peter
     
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    I love wildlife photography and one of the most famous B&W Photographer is Mikko Lagerstedt.[h=4][/h]
     
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    In which sense a famous B&W photographer? I know Mikko Lagerstedt´s work and appreciate that, but I would rather say he is a digital photographer.
     
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    He started the Genesis Project with film but finished with digital, and I'm pretty sure that's all he uses now.
     
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    I do it sometimes:

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    Nick Brandt "Across the Ravaged Land". I believe his latest. While he had one of the super Hasselblad digitals he used his medium format film images for the book.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/
     
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    Unlike some other wildlife photographers, Brandt has not resorted to the use of drones.
    The last book in the series was excellent yet elegiac.