Quote Originally Posted by davidkachel View Post
They have no clue why a photograph should not be made to imitate a painting.


Sorry to post again, but you're making me excitable.

Joel Sternfeld influenced a big move back to painterly compositional convention with colour work.
Nadav Kander, Jem Southam, Burtynsky, Todd Hido - with his Hopper hotel room pastiches. They're all at it, and these photographers in particular have a massive impact on youngens. Very craft oriented too.

I don't think you're really aware of what's going on in photography, aside from amateur photo sharing sites.