What photographers work are you looking at today?

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  1. Jim Chinn

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    If you are like me you have a number of favorite photographer sites bookmarked. I have some famous, some not so famous. But I always seem to find time to enjoy their work on liine.

    Here are a couple that I like to go back to:

    Mark Citret

    http://www.mcitret.com/

    Jesseca Ferguson

    http://www.pinholeformat.com/Jessecagal1.html

    Quite a few of the ones I like now shoot digital or shoot film and output digital prints. But the medium doesn't alter the fact that they produce some beautiful, thought provoking work.

    Any that you want to share?
     
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    Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Outerbridge
     
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    Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, David Muench to name a few. I think there is a lot to be learned by those that came before us ---
     
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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Ansel adams 400 Photographs.
     
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    Always been a Chip Simons fan.

    I am actually going to spend the next month critically looking at my own photographs. One thing I am trying to do is spend the same amount time with my own work as I do with the work of others.
     
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    I came across a copy of the December 1948 Special Salon Issue of Popular Photography. Featured are Ray Atkeson, Erwin Blumenfeld, Paul L. Davidson, Fritz Henle, Yousuf Karsh, and many others. Pretty cool stuff.

    Rick
     
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    Daniel Bayer's work on KODACHROME film.
     
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    I also looked at the work of some peoeple on Flickr and the work of EASmithV.
     
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    William Eggleston: Coming up on almost ten years now since I first heard of or saw Eggleston's work, and for nearly all that time, I could not, for the life of me, figure out what was so interesting about it. I've been looking at his work almost exclusively for the past three months now, and now can't figure out why it took me so long to love it.

    Still looking at Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Keith Carter, Sam Abell, and Joel Meyerowitz.
     
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    I love these threads.

    I am using a 28mm lens a lot lately with my 35mm camera. So I have been drawing inspiration and education from the books of Sam Abell and the blog of an English wedding photographer named Jeff Ascough. They are different, but both have a way of layering with a wide lens that resonates.

    -Laura
     
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    I haven't looked at a lot of photographs lately, but some of the last were at a small show by local APUG members Colin Corneau, timbo10ca (Tim Bowles), and thebanana (John Scott).

    Very inspiring - Colin's work with 35mm panoramic format (particularly of China), Tim's work in 4x5 and 5x7 (the first time I've seen a 5x7 slide up close), and John's interesting multiple exposure and/or multiple slide combination techniques were particularly interesting to me.
     
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    My favorite photos are published in newspapers and news magazines, where the name of the photographer doesn't really matter so much. There are so many of them. I can't think of the name of a single currently working fine art photographer whose stuff I have seen.
     
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    I like 'old school' - Salgado, Bresson, Koudelka, Eugene Smith.
    I often go on http://www.masters-of-photography.com ,but I like Bresson, Salgado, E. Smith and Koudelka that much that I both couple of books of them :smile:
     
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    I love art that you learn to love in spite of yourself. :wink:

    I'm looking forward to seeing the Avedon exhibit at SFMOMA next month.
     
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    Paul Strand, Shorpy History, Merg Ross, Weston Photography, a folder called Gallery sites which has dozens of photographers, Francis Frith, Charles Sheeler and dozens of books stacked up around the house.
     
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    Today I spent some time looking at Michael Kenna's work on line. I have always been a huge fan and find his work incredibly beautiful.
     
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    I just added two Horst Hamann books to my collection, a total of 3 now. He is best know for his black and white, vertical panos in NY and Paris.

    http://www.horsthamann.com/
     
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    Lately, I've been perusing my library, rediscovering the works of Evelyn Hofer, Inge Morath, Josef Sudek, Bill Brandt, Robert Adams (photography and writing), Thomas Struth, Curt Richter, among others. Recently attended the Richard Avedon exhibition at ICP, and am awaiting the arrival of the Robert Frank (The Americans) show at the Met later in the Fall.
     
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    I want to see this so bad it makes me ache. I thought about making the trip down to DC to see this until I learned it was coming up here.
     
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    One of my favorite places to look at the work of contemporary photographers is the Gallery Showcase at Photo-Eye Gallery:

    http://photoeye.com/Gallery/photoshowcase/homepagePSNew.cfm

    One of my favorites is the portfolio of John Chervinsky.

    http://photoeye.com/Gallery/forms/i...&Door=2&Portfolio=Portfolio1&Gallery=2&Page=0

    His conceptual still lifes are thought provoking and fascinating in the objects used and their composition. They remind me somewhat of of Joseph Cornell's boxes:

    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cornell/
     
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    Thanks for this. I look at the Photo-Eye bookstore often, and used to like the periodical, but I must have overlooked the gallery. What a find.

    Did anyone mention Burn Magazine? http://www.burnmagazine.org/ It's a David Alan Harvey project.

    -Laura
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on Burn Magazine.

    Susan Burnstine is a photographer who I return to from time to time. Most of her work is done with homemade cameras and various toy cameras or combinations of the two.

    http://www.susanburnstine.com/portfolios.htm

    I especially enjoy the animal portraits in the portfolio titled Instinct.