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    Who do you love?

    After bouncing around this site for several months - I would have to say that some of the best photographers in the world today are either subscribers or members here.

    I was wondering what photographers you guys/gals like or are inspired by.

    Personally I've always been partial to Henri Cartier-Bresson and Diane Arbus.
    More currently - I'm pretty impressed by the lith prints of Tim Rudman.

    Hope this is not an overworked question - I looked for a similar one in the search and did not find one. I guess the moderators can cancel this post if it is.
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    I am particularly inspired by Lee Friedlander, Ernst Haas, Robert Frank, and Willy Ronis at this time. Haas and Friedlander are the masters, in my opinion. A lot of what and how I see and shoot has a lot in common with them. I really like Robert Capa's stuff as well, and also Garry Winnogrand's. I like both of these guys for their seemingly haphazard attack with the camera. I go back and forth with Cartier-Bresson's work. I have to be in the right mood for it, but when I am, I love it to death. For more still and/or staged things, I like Mapplethorpe a lot, and Ansel Adams. I can't imagine myself doing any work remotely like theirs, but I love what they did.

    Also, if you can't be inspired by your own pix, a lot of the joy of photography is lost, IMO. Thus, I am constantly editing, printing, reprinting, etc. my own pix as well. This gives me new ideas, so I guess you could say they are somewhat inspiring.
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    My most recent inspirations have been Garry Winogrand, Jonas Bendiksen and Bruce Gilden. Trent Parke has always inspired me, especially being an australian.

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    2 posts and some great ones so far.
    I tend to forget about some of those guys.
    A side thought in regard to Capa - I understand the military lab ruined most of the film he shot on D-Day (I don't think a free replacement roll cuts it in a situation like that).
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    Oh and I forgot Robert Frank of course. The Americans was the first photo book I bought, and I still look at it every day. Am going to order Peru when I next buy something from Amazon.

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    W. Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, Eliot Erwitt, HCB...
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    Barry Thornton and Lord Snowdon are my favourites

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    U Atget, A Adams, L W Hine.

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    Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, Don McCullin and Gary Winogrand are my favourites.
    "Digital circuits are made from analogue parts"
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    There are a bunch of people on Flickr that inspire me

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