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Postby Ruben123 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:13 am

You, Bjorn, you do inspire me!
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Postby Razvan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:34 am

my teacher of photography & advanced editing & retouching,my mentor & one of the best photographers in my country : Andreea Retinschi. Her work can be found here : http://delirium.ro
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Postby among38 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:51 pm

Her photos always make me smile: http://yowayowacamera.com/

Her work become constant reminder for me that photography should be fun :D
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Postby crazyjazz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 am

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Philippe Halsman is quite possibly the only photographer who made his career by taking pictures of people jumping. The claimed that the act of jumping revealed the true identity of his models, and noting his most famous jump, "Dalí Atomicus," we can only agree. The photograph is a tribute to Halsman on both the atomic age (reported by scientists at the time whose thesis is telling the whole matter is in a constant state of suspension) and Dali's surrealist masterpiece "Leda Atomica " (which seen behind the cats, unfinished at the time). Took six hours, 28 jumps and a roomful of assistants throwing cats and buckets of water.

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Postby among38 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 pm

crazyjazz, thanks for sharing this. Now I have something to google :D
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Postby seattlesteve » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:16 am

As a group of photographers I am inspired by the Magnum group, Bresson, McCurry, etc... I highly recommend the book, Magnum Degrees, for anyone that's interested in street, journalistic photography.

As far as individuals, right now I'm following the developments surrounding the discovery of Vivian Maier's work: http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/
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Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Thanks for that book title Steve, I might get it!

Add another one to my list:
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Postby LazyLoki » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:00 pm

famous photographers - such as Jim Zuckerman, George Schaub, Bill Neill,
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Postby RexGig » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:20 pm

Margaret Bourke-White and Henri Cartier-Bresson inspired me from a young age, though it was decades later when I bought my first camera that was not a toy, and only last year became serious about photography. (My 50th birthday is half a year away; and I lament that I did not become serious about photography until after I started needing prescription eyeglasses.)

This discussion has prompted me to start looking at today's professionals and artists for inspiration. Thanks to all who have contributed! :)
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Postby dingo27mobile » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:35 pm

A little from the other side - does somebody NOT have any photo inspiration like i do?

Because, i just like to shoot, i dont really try to simulate anyone. At one film festival, they asked me what is my favourite photographer - i could not name a one name!
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Postby RexGig » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:19 pm

Inspiration does not necessarily equal simulation.

On a different level than the photographic artists, I am inspired by my wife's ability to take very technically accurate photos without tripod support, and often without looking through the viewfinder. A virtual human tripod, she is so remarkably steady, it is awe-inspiring. She does the vast majority of her photography at work, as a forensic investigator for the local medical examiner.
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Postby dingo27mobile » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:40 pm

i have trouble to explain what i mean in my mother tongue to english - i ment trying to achieve great looking photos of someone,

simulate is maybe not the right word. :wink:
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Postby among38 » Mon May 02, 2011 3:08 am

Nobuyoshi Araki is another photographer that inspire me. His photography is full of vitality.

Found this video part 1 and part 2 on youtube. It show Araki at work. From that video we can see how he love photography, I wish I have that kind of energy :)

By the way, I got that link from Tokyo Camera Style website. Cheers.
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Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Thu May 05, 2011 4:49 pm

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Postby Bob Andersson » Mon May 23, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi folks,

Henri Cartier-Bresson has been mentioned more than once in this thread. Check out the following video (uploaded by "bt465" to Vimeo). Clicking the image will open the video in a new page:
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Well worth 18 minutes of anybody's time. 8)

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