Heroes of Photography

Heroes of Photography

17 posts
27 Feb 2011
Henry_Artist
Photographer
Henry_Artist
Who are your heroes of photography? Whose work do you most admire? Who are your top five?

Rules.
1) They don't have to be members of Purestorm.
2) They don't have to be alive.
3) They must be known as photographers of models (or at least people) so those whose work is mainly to do with landscape, wildlife, architecture, etc. are not allowed.

Here's my top five in no particular order.

Cecil Beaton
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Eric Kroll
Nikki Sixx
Chad Michael Ward
Posted 27 Feb 2011
w4pictures
Photographer
w4pictures
Norman Parkinson
Helmut Newton
Edward Weston
Jean-Loup Sieff
Cecil Beaton

in no order

Posted 27 Feb 2011
Venustas
Photographer
Venustas
See theres the problem. My photographic heros are landscape and technical photographers. Oh. Harold Edgerton ... his strobe tennis swing is of a person...it counts
Posted 27 Feb 2011
Vijay2023
Photographer
Vijay2023
Richard Avedon

Posted 3 March 2011
RussFreeman
Photographer
RussFreeman
Parkinson
Sieff
Gibson
Newton
Argentini
Farber (oops, one too many)

Posted 3 March 2011
Zeitgeist
Photographer
Zeitgeist
Annie Liebovitz
Corrinne Day
David La Chappelle
Mario Testino
Rankin most of the time...
Posted 3 March 2011
Toxicimaging
Photographer
Toxicimaging
Bob Carlos Clarke

Posted 3 March 2011
rod_m99
Photographer
rod_m99
Imogen Cunningham
Weston
Mapplethorpe
Bailey
Arbus

Posted 3 March 2011
Edited by rod_m99 3 March 2011
Lysander
Photographer
Lysander
Imogen Cunningham

Man Ray

Lee Miller

Bill Brandt

Richard Avedon

Olan Mills emoticonemoticon
Posted 3 March 2011
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
Oscar Marzaroli....I love his street photography
Posted 4 March 2011
Edited by gerryquiff 4 March 2011
Azteria
Model
Azteria
Bob Carlos Clarke
Helmut Newton
Rankin

Posted 28 March 2011
the_abbot
Photographer
the_abbot
Sieff, Newton, Rankin, Bailey and Donovan.

Posted 28 March 2011
DWHphotography
Photographer
DWHphotograp..
Bailey, Cartier- Bresson, Robert Capa, Brian Duffy, Testino

Posted 28 March 2011
jes
Model
jes
Got to be Tim Flach for me.

Posted 28 March 2011
monstersnowman
Photographer
monstersnowm..
Well this thread cheapened the word 'hero' for sure. I dont think I could list 5 despite studying a degree in photography. I do appreciate many images - some by unknown people, some by so-called 'heroes' and also hated many images by the same but I often don't look at the name of the photographer unless I really wish to see more of their work. At college it was almost a required thing that almost smugly, validated your integrity and knowledge as a photographer if you were able to, as soon as possible, list a well known group of names you were educated enough to know and tasteful enough to appreciate, especially if they were mysteriously unknown to anyone not within the educated photographic circle. David Bailey would never appear as he was mass popular culture .. far too common ) Each to their own I guess.
Posted 28 March 2011
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