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Which photographers inspire you?

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:40 pm

Who inspires you? That's what I'd like to know. What photographer(s) do you admire? Which of his photos do you like most(if you can even choose)? Do you think you can make similar images?

As a source of inspiration both for yourself as well as other enthusiasts here on CL, I'd like you all to post your currently favorite photographers (with links to galleries please).

I'll start:
I've recently learned about one of the worlds' Top 10 Wedding photographers, Jeff Ascough, who produces some fantastic available light wedding photography. His work really inspires me and matched the kind of photography I like to do.

Here's his website:

And his blog:

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Postby darragh » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:15 pm

Checket Jeff Ascoughs website, he has talent. Incredible pictures. Thanks for posting the link. :)

Postby Razvan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:55 pm

I have a lot to learn from somebody like him... :)

Postby murdockcrc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Steve Kossack, and above all, Art Wolfe.

Art has a wonderful wonderful wonderful (did I say wonderful enough times?) called "Travels to the Edge". But Kossack gives more technical information.

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:18 pm

Jeff is brilliant indeed, such inspirational picture, not only for available-light kinda guys like myself.

Thanks Luis for sharing those two names! I'll check out some of their work once I'm back on a computer.

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Postby jinay » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:22 am

First of all, nice thread, Bjorn! Can have really inspiring ideas.
I have been reading 100 ways to take better landscape photographs by Guy Edwardes and found his photos really wonderful, inspiring and creative. He gives a full explanation for each of the photos, which I found very helpful. As to if I can take such photos, maybe I can if I am willing to work that hard and spend that much time on every shot!

Postby MistyCreekPhoto » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 am

My favorite photographer that 'inspires' me is Toshiya Hagihara, and John Isaac.






http://www.swpp.co.uk/professional_imag ... nIsaac.jpg


Postby darragh » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:57 pm

Check out Brett Harkness, his wedding photography is very inspirational.

http://www.brettharknessphotography.com ... folio.aspx

Postby naniani » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:25 pm

Annie Leibovitz without a doubt. Her portraits are works of art and i love them. Many of her photos are actors, actresses, famous people etc but the photos and their settings are outstanding . My favourite is the naked Lance Armstrong riding his bike. Brilliant.

Annie Leibovitz/Lance Armstrong

Some truly wonderful photos, worth checking out. Just google her name and portraits, and you will see for yourself, this outstanding womans work.

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Postby logic_nguyen » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:01 pm

i have a few, but most of old and dead :P like Irving penn and Ansel Adam ;)

anyways but the young and talented nowadays, i like Joey L and Chase Jarvis.
they are the cooloest guy that inspire me 8)

Postby EricD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:55 am

My biggest inspiration is Jimmy Chin. He is an adventure/travel photographer, sponsored athlete, and gets to travel all over the world to crazy places doing what he loves. Who wouldn't want that eh?

http://www.jimmychin.com/#s=0&mi=1&pt=0 ... 1&a=0&at=0

Another one is the late Galen Rowell... Need I say more.


And of course Chase Jarvis. I love his brand and approach towards photography, and I would highly recommend picking up his book: "The best Camera is the one that is with you". All of the pictures are taken with his Iphone, and they put all of mine to shame.

Postby mbrandste » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:02 pm

Thanks for sharing! Just stunning.
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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:04 pm

We;ve had similar threads in the past, so I've decided to make this one sticky and a definitve list of inspirational photographers!
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Postby Tomek » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:05 am

Here's a few I really like:

Clare McGibbon - Abstract kind of pictures

Kevin Winzeler - All around photographer from portraits to sports to advertisments

Joey L - Duh...

Chase Javis - Same reason as Joey L

Joey McNally - Some amazing shots

Tim Tadder - Light Genious!

Karen ter Balkt - Awesome Live Photo's

Romain Laurent - AWESOME! Impossible images, still I love em!

Peter Lik - Seems like kind of a douche, but he makes beautiful panoramas

For the peoplez who didn't havz enuph, hiers sum asum projects that rely isnpired me!

Plastic Life
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bousserez/ ... 266762278/

Stormtroopers 365
http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/set ... 350171741/


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