Yes, some of those images are the prints that were in the back of Tom Till's gallery. Not that I didn't like Tom's images; however, I spent more time in the back looking at the B&W images.
Originally Posted by John McCallum
Facts are facts; however, perception is reality.
So far only Les has mentioned Thomas Joshua Cooper. I think that he is an outstanding photographer. When I first saw his work I was skeptical, annoyed. "What the hell is this pretentious twaddle?" Well, I changed my mind - he's been one of those photographers who inspire me, though our pictures are very different. "Eye to eye. Keep going." in Tom's words.
Between Dark and Dark
Dreaming the Gokstadt
Landscape, loosely defined.
My four favorite B&W, 2 of whom I haven't heard mentioned yet:
Wynn Bullock - The Enchanted Landscape
George Tice - Urban Landscapes
Michael Kenna - 20 Year Retrospective
Paul Caponigro - Masterworks
My four favorite Color, none of whom I heard mentioned yet:
Joel Sternfeld - American Prospects
Stephen Shore - Uncommon Places
McDuff Everton - The Western Horizon
Beahan and McPhee - No Ordinary Land
I thought that this was a B&W thread, so didn't mention any colour...
Arrrghhh.....you read the question and then your mind goes blank, any other time you have the names of these photographers at your fingertips.
Shame on me, how could I have failed to mention George Tice, Moreley Bear, and Wynn Bullock.
A couple more whom have passed under the radar are Dick Arentz and Carl Weese.
And of course, I am surprised to see nobody has mentioned Michael A. Smith, whatever my philosophical and editing disagreements are with him, I think he is darn good, but I think I would categorize him as an environmental more than a landscape photographer. It is a shame he does not do more portraits also. By the way Michael, what the heck does the "A" stand for? Abner?...
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Dr Phil started off mentioning two color photographers. I thought he missed some really good ones. this is APUG; it's a warm nurturing environment and you're allowed to be slightly disfunctional here.
Who are your favorite color photographers, Helen?
Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld (I'm looking at American Prospects right now), Beahan and McPhee (does this sound like a familiar list?)... and most of the others that come to mind immediately are MF, I think. Wim Wenders, Harry Callahan...
While I don't own it, I remember seeing a book about the Glen Canyon before the dam was built. Maybe it was Elliot Porter? It was a wonderful color landscape book. That is one i would like to have but i don't know if it is still in print.
"Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
William Henry Jackson, Given the time he worked in and the equip,emt he had, he did remarkable work. His were the photographs that influenced the congress critters to creat Yellowstone National Park.