I've not been able to stay in one camp or the other for keeps. There's always something from the supercolor camp (some call it eco-porn ) that just can't be denied. Especially Eliot Porter's work, who ready did color without making you sick. His color seems honest and represents the truest color landscapist to me. Others like Jack Dykinga, David Muench, and the many that filled the Sierra Club calendars for years have knocked me out. Galen also is an exceptional documentary photographer, so he often brings more than glorious color to your eyes.
But that said, Mark Klett has personaly got me outdoors more than about any of them. I don't seek a super duper mind blowing color picture, because for one thing, they read too quick. Like commercial art, bang, and it's over. I like the stuff that holds back, even resists a little, then builds and builds, because your mind is engaged. Not just eye candy in other words, and not just a trophy, but an actual statement.
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