Who was this photographer?

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  1. Treymac

    Treymac Member

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    I just saw another thread of somebody trying to recall who a certain photographer was, and I'm trying to do the same.

    I remember in one of my photo classes, being shown a series of photographs of rich and/or promonent people (I'm guess business people mostly). They were kind of posed but in a natural way and I think most of them were done in offices and nice rooms. The photo's were slightly wider angled as well to encompass the entire room.

    This is a terrible description but I'm having a hard time to vividely recall any one picture other than I know I've seen these photos. Does anybody know?
     
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    Color or B/W, or both? From what era? 40s? 70s? Contemporary?

    Arnold Newman, maybe? He's the go-to guy for teaching environmental portraiture, a niche he is often credited with creating.
     
  3. Treymac

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    It was in colour, I'm not sure the era but I'm thinking maybe 90's.
     
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    Tina Barney? Color, 8x10 camera, wonderful photographer.
     
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    Newman also came to mind first.

    I hadn't seen her work, thanks for that!
     
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    Was this one of the photos: http://www.12thpress.com/?p=174?

    Your description brought this very famous photo to mind, though I am sure if it was Arnold Newman, you would also have been shown black and whites.
     
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    She seems to have gone to smaller formats. I'd love to see how she lights these scenes. It can't be just the single flash we see mounted atop her camera.
     
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    It could be possibly Monte Zucker of Virginia or Al Gilbert of Canada. Both shot extensively in color and specialized in both environmental and studio portraiture
     
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    Maybe a bank of fluorescents? Great big softbox?
     
  11. Treymac

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    You guys are awesome, it was Tina Barney though. I didn`t think anybody would come up with it, at least not so fast given my bad description. I could only remember a very vague image of what her photo`s actually looked like. I love her work.