Your Favourite [analog] Fashion Photographer

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  1. Fintan

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    Anyone got a favourite fashion photographer to post. Mine would be Nick Knight who uses a 10x8 Sinar (I think)

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Keith Tapscott.

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    I don`t know much about the current photographers, but I quite like some of the stuff done by David Bailey over the decades. Nice punchy B&W`s taken with a range of camera`s from 35mm to 11x14.
     
  3. Bill Mitchell

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    Isn't that more than a little bit like asking whether you prefer The Outlaws or The Hell's Angels?
     
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    The French Photog Guy Bourdin....
     
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    Probably Patrick Demarchelier for fashion and Greg Gorman for celebrity/fashion stuff.


    I don't know any of the new "hot' ones.


    Michael
     
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    Since the Avedon/Penn heyday it's all been downhill as the magazines became increasingly full of ads -- essentially catalogs sewn-together with a thin vein of "content." The capabilities of editorial/photographic expression and assertion in the fashion world dwindled, left to the various corporate advertising departments. Since then... Bailey? Sarah Moon? Helmut? All known more as cartoonish celebrity brand names themselves, rather than real players in fashion itself. When you think of newer shooters -- say, David Lachapelle -- do you think of the shooter's aura & style, or of the clothing?

    Penn could shoot clothing.
     
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    Patrick Demarchelier

    Also my vote!
     
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    my favorites

    Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Terry Donavan, David Hurn,David Bailey, Patrick Litchfield.
     
  9. Ed Sukach

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    I cannot choose a "favorite". Selecting *one* infers an exclusion of others - and that is much like trying to choose between Michael Franks and Mozart.
    Notable ...: Patrick Demarcheliar, and Horst P. Horst.
     
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    I think the one exception would be the New York Times Magazine fashion issue they put out, I think twice a year. A lot more creative fashion images than Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, etc... etc...
     
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    I just got a big broadsheet with my newspaper the other day that was produced for Jaguar.

    It was definately a "sell the sizzle and not the steak" kind of production, but it was pretty amazing in terms or creativity and photography and layout.

    Perhaps it is as someone said, that the work we see in magazines is very limited by the editors of the magazines.

    I'm sure there are still some great photographers floating around, just not able to find a venue to express themselves.


    Michael
     
  12. Fintan

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    I'm inclined to agree with this. I'm thinking some magazines are getting too politically correct. I think the shift from using models to using celebrities in ads and editorials is having an adverse affect on creativity.

    Thanks for all your views on your fav fashion snapper!
     
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    If anyone is interested, there is a very nice article in the NY Times today on Lillian Bassman. I hadn't been familar with her work.