Dream Dinner Party

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  1. cliveh

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    If you could invite 6 photographers (past or present) to your dream dinner party, who would you choose? I would invite Fox Talbot, HCB, Atget, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange and Julia Margaret Cameron. What topics would you like to discuss?
     
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    HCB, Brassai, Kertesz, Man-Ray, Erwitt, Gibson - and I'd love to let them pick the topics. But if I could ask them questions, it would be solely about how to remove BS from my work flow.
     
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    Gertrude Käsebier, Emmet Gowin, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Sally Mann, Alfred Steiglitz, and Helen Levitt.
     
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    I don't think I could come up with 6 for the same party unless the topics were quite varied. For example there are some photographers who's work I love, but I'm not sure I'd have much to ask them. Stephen Shore would be a good example. I'd also love to have Stanley Kubrick there but I'm afraid I'd get too sidetracked on movies.

    So, since mostly I'd like to talk about printing, I'd invite Ansel Adams, George Tice and John Sexton.

    I did a workshop with Sexton, but I'd still invite him. I still have some technical questions for him and it would be great to reunite him with Adams for a discussion. It would be great to be able to ask each of them in detail about the making of some of my favourite photographs.

    I'd also like to ask each of them how they deal with disappointments in their work, and how they "move on" from image to image.
     
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    I would like to talk to Ansel Adams and Sally Mann.

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    But you have to invite 6. Who are the other 4?
     
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    I can't that high.:laugh:

    Jeff
     
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    Winogrand, Rodchenko, HCB, Capa, Karsh and Erich Salomon. I'd let them choose the topics.
     
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    Jim Marshall, Mick Rock, Henry Diltz, Elliott Erwitt, Andre Kertesz and Weegee.
     
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    Seeing this post, could I swap Robert Capa for Weegee?
     
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    Dunno about 6, but I'd invite George Eastman and Antonio Perez and put 'em in the ring.
     
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    Walker Evans, Eugene Atget, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, Alec Soth and John Szarkowski.

    - Tony
     
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    Good idea!
     
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    Can I come? That'd be some dinner show..!

    Here's my six:


    Jeanloup Sieff, David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Sebastião Salgado, Brian Duffy, Vivian Maier.
     
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    How about these photographers

    Eugene Smith
    Sabastiano Salgado
    Diane Arbus
    Robert Capa
    Kenny Rogers(the singer who is published amateur photographer)
    and lastly Simon Galley

    I would be willing to pick up the check

    H
     
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    Ed Weston, to ask him about how he managed to get any woman he wanted (or so it seemed);
    Avedon, Liebovitz, Karsh and Halsman to talk about some of the people they photographed; and
    Les McLean, just so he could pick up the tab.
     
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    Ansel Adams, William Mortensen, Arthur Fellig (Weegee), W. Eugene Smith, and the Lumière brothers.

    Alternately, George Eastman, the Lumière brothers, Edwin Land (Polaroid), Asano Shuichi (first CEO of Fujifilm), and Antonio Perez. Five on one!
     
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    Hmm great question!

    I would place Ansel in charge of carving the turkey and make sure that his carving knife is very sharp and that he is sitting close, very close, to Antonio Perez. I would of course position Weegee on the other side of Perez. Next to Ansel would be myself, because I want to see if I can beat Weegee to the scene of the crime.

    I think Henri would be very quiet so I would put him next to Weegee, and I think Henri would enjoy having Man Ray at his side, and next to Brigitte Bardot. Beside Bardot would be Edward Weston, and at his side would be Karl Marx. Next to Karl would be none other than Imogene Cunningham, and then George Eastman. Beside George would be Ron Mowrey, who would sit next to Julia Child. Between Julia and myself would be Andre Kertesz.

    And and all my friends on APUG would be invited too, of course :wink:
     
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    John Gay, Julia Margaret Cameron, David Bailey, Frank Hurley, My father and his hero, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.


    Steve.
     
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    Not too close, he'll need room to get good focus on the body. :laugh:

    s-a
     
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    Irving Penn, David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Alfred Steiglitz, Edward Weston and Diane Arbus
     
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    Frank Meadow Sutcliffe was perhaps the English version of Atget. Your post reminded me of his beautiful compositions.
     
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    Ed Weston, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Leonard Nimoy, A. Aubrey Bodine, and Stan Etheridge.
     
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    Kenny Rogers is a published photographer? I had no idea. Is he any good?

    Hmm, assuming the conversation is going to skew photographic, I think I'd want to focus on people with ideas, and also avoid people with well-known unswerving opinions. For instance, for all his many virtues, I don't know that AA would be a very desirable photographic conversationalist---his writing, at least, reads to me like someone who lives in a mode of "arrive at the right solution first, then articulate it and be done". On the other hand, Robert Capa's writing suggests that he must have been a hell of a raconteur, so even though I'm not sure he was much for talking about photography (he seems more like the go-out-and-do-it type), I think I want him at the table for social reasons.

    OK: Capa, Weegee, Man Ray, and Werner Bischof; my great-grandfather Dick Millard, and one photographer of his choice. (Bischof is a bit of a leap in the dark; I like his work, its voice *seems* like someone I'd like personally, but I have no real idea of the personality behind the camera.)

    -NT
     
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    To Ntenny,

    His coffee table book "Your Friends and Mine" published by Little. Brown and Company in 1987
    contains portraits of celebreties photographed in large format in both black nd white and color

    You will have to judge for yourself as to the quality of his work.

    H