el watcho, your link has disappeared? I saw his seascape photos at the MFA, big fan. Also really like his Theaters. Not so sure about the lightening stuff.
I find Daido and Araki interesting as well, not sure if I would consider myself a fan of contemporary B/W though. I think Sugimoto is the only one I can say I have seen I enjoy ! Dare I say, what are some others you folks appreciate (that I might then too!)