best natural light portraitists?

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  1. pierods

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    Hello,

    can you name a few masters of natural light portraiture for me to admire? Maybe in b/w?

    thanks

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    I'd say look at Sally Mann and Jock Sturges for folks who do portraits in natural light - they're not exactly conventional portraits, but they certainly qualify.
     
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    Available light shooters tend also to fall into the impromptu/street, rangefinder or press camera mode of shooting. A few come to mind.... Weegee. Winogrand. Kertesz.

    A prime recent example would be Ragnar Axelsson, whose understanding of the (challenging) available light of the north is clearly evident in his informal portraits in Faces of the North, which I described here. "Rax" is the man when it comes to available light environmental portraiture, in my opinion. Though you may be looking for more formal compositions.
     
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    Charles, the link works, I was able to get in. Quite an impressive body of work, many famous people there.
     
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    Oh, don't forget Alexander Gardner, Matthew Brady, and those millions of otherwise unknown wet plate portraitists whose work most of us have in family albums stashed away in some dusty corner of the attic somewhere.
     
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    Thanks for the link. There's a Sander book that I've been wanting for some time, but it always goes for too much on eBay.
     
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    thank you all so much.
     
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    Let's not forget Edward Weston, Imogene Cunningham. Dorothea Lange, Walter Evans et al.

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    W. Eugene Smith; Manuel Alvarez Bravo; Sebastiao Salgado
     
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