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    The Inspiration Thread

    I thought it might be an idea to have a thread for portrait photographers who inspire us. As wide (or not) a definition of what a portrait is as you like
    A place to dip in and out of from time to time.

    I'll start it with one of my all time favourites - Jane Bown, a photojournalist who has taken more formally styled portraits as well as those in a documentary style. There's a good selection on this site if you go to photographs (sorry, can't link directly to individual pictures).
    http://arts.guardian.co.uk/flash/pag...176315,00.html

    Also take a look at year 1954, "gypsy child" - maybe not a 'conventional' portrait, but to me a tremendously powerful portrayal of a small person, one that I've held in my memory for a long time.

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    g'day cate

    you've got to admire photojournalists

    the ability to quickly see, capture and inform

    my all time favourite, W. Eugene Smith, c.1955

    Ray
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    Don Normark, Chavez Ravine, 1949

    Being an equipment junkie of sorts it is a further inspiration that Don did this body of work with a little Ciro-Flex TLR camera that will hardly fetch $12 on Ebay. A constant reminder that the next silver bullet isn't gonna make me any better (i just like 'em).

    I look at these over and over.
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    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    g'day Cate & Jim

    i can't believe their are so few posts here

    this one from the American/Australian Bill Bachman

    Ray
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    E.O. Hoppe as far as studio portraiture goes...but I mostly admire his other types of pix.

    I would say August Sander, but those aren't really portraits when you get down to it.

    Most of my favorite portrait photographers were mainly photojournalists and/or documentarians, but I do like Hoppe's work in studio, so that's what I put here. He did much typology as well, and did it all over the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    E.O. Hoppe as far as studio portraiture goes.

    I would say August Sander, but those aren't really portraits when you get down to it.

    Most of my favorite portrait photographers were mainly photojournalists, but I do like Hoppe's work in studio, so that's what I put here. He did much typology as well, and did it all over the world.

    g'day all

    why not post an image?

    how is Sander's work not portraiture? because he was trying document a race rather than an individual?

    how does one insert rather than attach an image?

    this one by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, he calls it a self-portrait

    Ray
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