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    Aggie, What else could it be...I mean no one, ever, took a picture of me nude by a rain pool, that I am aware of. Front, back, or otherwise...let alone post it for others to see. I am feeling soooo depressed now...
    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (dnmilikan @ Feb 23 2003, 11:19 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Aggie,&nbsp;

    You might want to check out www.evolvingbeauty.com. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    Excellent work here. An *excellent* primer dealing with figure photography.

    Anyone intested should check out his Model Release. Written with a slight Canadian legal slant, it conforms closely to what I understand about the legalities of it all.

    Take some time when you access this site - there is a LOT to it - and all well worth the time.
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    I'm not surprised by responses that vary widely from mine, but surprised at how little my favorites are even mentioned:

    • W. Eugene Smith -- just crazy enough to believe that his lies were the right way to get at the truth
    • Garry Winogrand -- gee, same answer (j/k). For his determination to get at the heart of the very essence of photography as an art form
    • Diane Arbus -- for turning a mad life into pictures that grab to this day
    • Ralph Gibson -- for his graphic style and realizing that the boundary between the specific and the generic is one of the most interesting in photography
    • Sam Abell -- for finding gentle delight in all things, and rewarding the quiet, patient eye
    • Gilles Peress -- for seeing boldy what might have otherwise been unseen (one might say the same for Salgado, though his work plays, to me, too heavily on convenient western archetypes -- compare Workers to Telex Iran)
    • James Natchwey -- because he keeps coming back alive, and yet remains sane and compassionate
    • Robert Bergman -- because the world needs love
    • Boris Mikhailov -- for seeing a world full of broken, beautiful things. And people.


    I could go on... but nary a craggy mountaintop nor clear-skinned nude in the lot.

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    Yes, Sturges, Sally Mann, & N. Nixon would be on my list if I were pressed to find large-format favorites. Sturges' recent Irish schoolyard portraits are among the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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    Sturges, Mary Ellen Mark, Zosia Zija, Eugene Atget, Eugene Smith, Dima Zverev.

    You'll likely have never heard of Zosia Zija (www.zosia@zija.net) and Dima Zverev (can't remember his link, but a google search should turn it up). I'd highly advise taking a look.

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    This reminds me a bit of those top album lists in High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby)...vv difficult to make a choice, but I really love poetic, contemplative photography like Minor White, Sudek, Paul Caponigro and John Blakemore. And Edward Weston remains a real inspiration. In portraiture, Emmet Gowin, Paul Strand, Nick Nixon, Harry Callahan really do it for me.

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    The Zija site is outstanding. Great links to other super sites as well. Well worth the visit.
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    Glad you were able to stop by Zosia's site, Eric. I'm really pulled to her work.

    If you haven't found Dima's work, you can see it at photocritique.net. I tried to link his set, but am technologically challenged. Anyway, do a search by photographer and look him up. My personal favorite of his is "Mountain Cow".

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    My favorite photgraphers Are Jeanloup Sief and Albert Watson
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    That Dima person is amazing. Great stuff. Aggie ya gotta check it out, right up your alley.
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