Irving Penn, David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Alfred Steiglitz, Edward Weston and Diane Arbus
Frank Meadow Sutcliffe was perhaps the English version of Atget. Your post reminded me of his beautiful compositions.
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”
Ed Weston, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Leonard Nimoy, A. Aubrey Bodine, and Stan Etheridge.
In life you only get one great dog, one great car, and one great woman. Pet the dog. Drive the car. Make love to the woman. Don't mix them up.
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.)
San Diego, CA, USA
The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
-The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_
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.
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Jerry Uelsmann, Philip Halsman, Karsh, Avedon, Curtis, Patrik Demarchelier
Which photographers would be most likely to bring a good bottle of wine if invited?
Outside of that consideration:
I'd say William Eggleston, except he apparently isn't much of a conversationalist.
Julia Margaret Cameron
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Originally Posted by keithwms
Hahah excellent! +1
I would choose Capa, Brassai, Lewis Hine, Stieglitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and last seat is a toss up between Edward Curtis and Eugene Smith.
We would chat about moments of their lives that in their own opinions stuck out the most to them, eureka moments, first hand stories about their adventures and travels, lifelong regrets, and how the afterlife is. And their opinions on the state of photography today. Then we all get drunk LOL
1.Brassai, French night photographer 1930s.
2.O.W.Link, American night photographer of trains, 1950s
3. E.O.Hoppe, British industrial/landscape photographer, 20s-40s.
4. Andrew J. Sullivan, American photograher Civil War, Western railroads 1860s-1870s
5. Edouard Baldus, French photographer of landscapes, architecture, railroads 1840s to 1860s.
6. Fox Talbot, British. I'd like to ask him if photography turned out anywhere near what he predicted.
I love night photography and am also into historical cameras. I also photo a lot of trains. I could have added Richard Steinheimer, Mel Patrick, and Shaunessey--all of whom are more modern night time railroad photographers. I actually have had lunch with David Plowden in recent years, twice.
Kent in SD