Anne Geddes is known for her portraits of babies and children. Her images usually have a plain background which emphasis and draws attention to the child. She is passionate about her images, as well as caring for the children. She states that she believes every child should be protected, nurtured and loved, this care and attention is clear in her work. She captures their vulnerability and beauty in her images. She has published her images in several books, and has become a lifetime member at the Profession Photographers of America Association. She combines nature with children in her images to produce interesting results, as can be seen in the image with the twins with cabbages. “I have always been fascinated by elements of nature at the moment of transformation…Babies are the human face of beginnings, but all of nature is caught in this insistent stream of seasons, of aging and rebirth, of concealment and bursting forth Every time I unwrap a newborn, even after all these years of photographing them, I am Aware of the miracle before me”.
Geddes, A. Home. Available at: <http://www.annegeddes.com/new-page-2-1/> [Accessed: January 2016].
Andrea Gjestvang is a documentary photographer, who investigates change in people. She looks at social mannerisms of various people and looks at how they ‘resist’ change. This gives her an opportunity to look at cultural and social issues. Her images show emotion and diversity.
BHPhotoVideo. Andrea Gjestvang. Available at: <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/content/interviews-pdn-30-andrea-gjestvang> [Accessed: November 2016].
Dennis Gilbert photographs contemporary architecture. He has been based in London since the 1980s, and in 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Despite not being an architect his contribution over the years has been extremely valuable. His images explore the reflective quality of glass and other transparent materials used in architecture today.
Gilbert, D. Home. Available at: <http://www.dennisgilbert.com> [Accessed: November 2016].
Nicolas Grospierre is a Swiss photograph born in 1975. His images concentrate on angles, he uses architectural plans as his inspiration for his compositions. He describes his work as “On one hand documentary…and on the other conceptual”. I partically like his images of the sides of building, showing the windows, as the windows can show a lot about a building.
Grospierre, N. About. Available at: <http://www.grospierre.art.pl/about/> [Accessed: October 2016].
Natasha Gudermane is a Latvian photographer. When she moved to Paris, she created a series entitled ‘Mademoiselles’. She states that it is an intimate exploration of Paris. For this project, she visited the homes of strangers, and she would photograph them without any clothes on. She doesn’t edit her photos and as such they are exactly as you see on the camera. She decided not to visit the buildings prior to the shot as she finds it better to be inspired by the moment and to improvise. Her images are interesting and tasteful. I find her project an interesting way to explore Paris.
Art Of Creative Photography. Mademoisells Paris Undressed. Available at: <http://artofcreativephotography.com/contemporary-photography/mademoiselles-paris-undressed/> [Accessed: June 2016].
Andreas Gursky is a German photographer. He photographs places where a lot of people go, for example markets or places where tourists flock. His images have sold at auction for millions.
Tate. Gursky, A. Available at: <http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/andreas-gursky-2349> [Accessed: September 2016].
Kalle Gustafsson is a photographer who specializes in advertising. Born in Sweden in 1970, Gustafsson has created images for brands such as Rolex, GQ, Neiman Marcus, Paul Smith and Jonnie Walker. Gustafsson uses beautiful landscapes as the setting for the images, with the main subject in the foreground. Using backgrounds like this, gives the product a unique luxury feel to it.
Laird, S. Kalle Gustafsson. Available at: <http://www.sarahlaird.com/artists/kallegustafsson> [Accessed: August 2016].
Nick Guttridge is a architectural photographer, who gives his images a fine art look to create unique architectural images. I like his images as they have a warmth to them, and show spaces that you can relate to. His images are not clinical looking. Unlike many other architectural photographer, he includes people in his images, this further gives the viewer something to relate to. He uses the geometry as a base as well as exploring different angles.
Guttridge, N. About. Available at: <http://www.nickguttridge.com/about/> [Accessed: December 2016].
Ernst Haas was born in 1921. He was essentially a photojournalist but used colour instead of black and white. He was very influential in making colour mainstream. He was offered a job as a staff photographer for LIFE Magazine after they saw his images of the Austrian Prisoners of war going home. He turned down their offer as he wanted to remain independent. In 1949, he became a part of Magnum, alongside Capa, Cartier-Bresson and Bishof. He was a pioneer for colour images, when he used a KodaChrome Colour Film and photographed New York. These images where later published in LIFE Magazine as a 24-page essay. His work went on to be shown in exhibitions over the world. He published four books entitled, The Creation (1971), In America (1975), In Germany (1976) and Himalayan Pilgrimage (1978). I like his image of the yellow car on the street. It is very atmospheric with the smoke and the people walking. The yellow of the car stands out and draws the viewers’ attention to it. He died in 1986.
Haas, E. Biography. Available at: <http://www.ernst-haas.com/biography.html> [Accessed: July 2016].
Alexandra Hager is an Austrian photographer who was born in 1971. She is known for her portraits of people in Victorian clothing. She uses ‘odd’ backgrounds and uses modern digital manipulation to achieve her desired effect. The effect give the models a weird look, almost haunted and it gives me a strange feeling.
500 Photographers. Alexandra Hager. Available at: <http://500photographers.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/photographer-031-alexandra-hager.html> [Accessed: August 2016].
Phillippe Halsman was a photographer who produced unique images, usually with an unusual twist. In Montparnasses he opened a studio in 1934. His images regularly featured on the cover of Life. He became president for the American Society of Magazine Photographers, in 1945. He worked closely with Salvador Dali, his influence can be seen clearly in Halsman’s images. Some of his most recognizable works including people in motion, at the end of a photographic session he would ask his subject to jump, this produced a very interesting set of photographs. He believed that “Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character”.
Magnum Photos. Halsman, P. Available at: <http://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_9_VForm&ERID=24KL535KMJ> [Accessed: October 2016].
Ben Hassett is a portrait photographer. His work often involves models with a lot of make and design on them.
Daniel Hewitt wasn’t always a photographer, he started off studying architecture, philosophy and law. His background in architecture has influenced his images. I like the way many of his images combine nature and the buildings that have invaded that space. He concentrates on the urban cityscape, primarily in England. For example his image, combines the modern architecture with the trees. When I first looked at this image, I thought that the tree were a huge distraction but the longer I looked I realized that this combination of architecture and nature works, as it shows the two cohabiting together.
Hewitt, D. Profile. Available at: <http://danielhewitt.com/Profile/> [Accessed: September 2016].
David Hockney has become one of the key figures in pop art photography. Born in 1937, Hockney is a draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, painter and a photographer. Whilst I like his images, I am not keen on the way they are presented.
Simon Hoegsberg is coined with creating the longest photograph in the world, which is a massive achievement in it’s self. The images, “We’re All Gonna Die – 100 Meters of Existence”. It is 100 meters long and 78cm high. Hoesberg, created this image by using a composite technique. He took thousands of portraits of people, from a railway bright in Berlin, and then he joined them together. He took the images over a period of twenty days, from exactly the same spot, so the background and lighting remained similar. He didn’t pose the subjects, as they were naturally walking around the platform.
Guernica Magazine. Simon Hoegsberg. Available at: <https://www.guernicamag.com/art/were_all_gonna_die_100_meters/> [Accessed: October 2016].
Timothy Hogan is a still life photographer. His images can be seen on billboards, in magazines over the world. He has created images for well-known brands in this technology, beverage, fragrances and design industries. His images are eye-catching and beautiful. They are simple yet they have impact.
Hogan, T. About. Available at: <http://www.timothy-hogan.com/about/> [Accessed: July 2016].
Ciril Jaxbec is a Slovenian photographer. In his series, entitled On Thin Ice, he travelled to various communities and photographed the effect of climate change and how they have effect the local communities. His images from Greenland are stunningly emotional and beautiful, he shows how these small communities are being effected in a sensitive yet enforcing way. In 2013, he won the Folio Review and the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award.
Phaidon. Ciril Jaxbec. Available at: <http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/articles/2014/july/07/why-ciril-jazbec-is-on-thin-ice/> [Accessed: March 2016].
Zhang Jingna is a Chinese photographer who is now based in New York. Jingna has taken an interesting take on fashion photography, by combing fashion with underwater photography. The effect that is produced is very mystical, the movement of the water creates way for some interesting texture in the models hair and clothing.
Jingna, Z. About. Available at: <http://www.zhangjingna.com/about/> [Accessed: May 2016].
Tom Kan, was born in Japan and works as a designer, a director and a photographer, and is now based in France. He has created images for films such as The Matrix. His images are very detailed but some I believe are too much for example this one.
Quad. Tom Kan. Available at: <http://www.quad.fr/directors/tom-kan> [Accessed: April 2016].
Born in 1908, Yousef Karsh was an Armenian-Canadian Portrait photographer, who photographed many key figures during his working life. Time magazine has described Karsh as one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century. His portraits show feelings, he combines usually a dark background with lighting on the subject to draw the viewers attention to them. His images have an intimate feel about them, it seems as if the viewer to so close to them. But I also see compassion in his work.
Karsh. Home. Available at: <http://www.karsh.org/> [Accessed: September 2016].
Edlo Kawa is a Hong Kong based advertisement photographer. He has photographed for companies such as Wonderbra, WWF, Carlsberg, and DHL. His images often have a play on something, either a certain colour or a humourous meaning. For example, the images of a statue with a man standing next to it, they both look quite similar.
The FWA. Eldo Kawa Photography. Available at: <https://thefwa.com/cases/edlo-kawa-photography/> [Accessed: March 2016].
I first saw Michael Kenna’s images in a photography magazine, and I immediately loved them, as they were so clear and composed. His images are in black and white and to achieve the effect he uses exposure times if up to 10 hours.
Thomas Kettner is a German photographer who also works as a director, and a CEO. His work is a combination of creativity and technical craftsmanship. I like this images, as the contrast with the dark atmosphere with the gold and the model eyes is striking.
Kettner, T. About. Available at: <http://thomaskettner.com/about/> [Accessed: March 2016].
Kenrik Knudesen is a Danish photographer, specializing in portraits, street, and still life work. His images have a narrative to them, and his clever use of light makes way for some stunning images. You can see the cinematic influence in his photographs. My particular favourite is the in the diner. The use of the neon lighting gives a nice effect as the light pools around the surrounding area.
Burnham Niker. Henrik Knudsen. Available at: <https://www.burnham-niker.com/artists/henrik-knudsen/#overview,f=artist-bio/> [Accessed: April 2016].
Nobuyuki Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer who uses platinum palladium photo prints to photograph nature. He was born in 1970 and started his photographic career as a fashion and portrait photographer. In “Portrait of Nature: Myriads of Gods” he photographed landscapes and nature. He stated that, “Since ancient times, Japanese people have built culture and values of their own through loving, honoring and making the effort to coexist with nature”…”The custom is almost completely forgotten now, that water is a source of life, and mountains as well as rocks and trees are dwelled by Gods”. By using the platinum palladium photo prints produce some gorgeous nature images.
PetaPixel. Photographer Makes Platinum Palladium Prints. Available at: <http://petapixel.com/2016/02/16/photographer-makes-platinum-palladium-prints-nature-live-1000-years/> [Accessed: March 2016].
Dorothea Lange was a documentary and journalistic photographer. She was born in 1895 and died in 1965. She is credited as being one of America’s greatest documentary photographers. Her most famous images are those from the depression, when she worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Her images are thought-provoking and channel emotion.
History Place. Lange. Available at: <http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/lange/> [Accessed: April 2016].
David LeCapelle was born in 1963, in America, he works as a music video and film director as well as a fine art and commercial photographer. His images a bold and bright, and usually highly colourful. His photographs usually have some reference to historical art incorporated into them. LeCapelle has been an big influence on this generation of photographers.
LaChapelle, D. About. Available at: <http://davidlachapelle.com/about/> [Accessed: October 2016].
Annie Leibovitz is portrait photographer who has photographed many celebrities.
She was born in 1949, she has worked for Vanity Fair and also worked at the Rolling Stones. Where she developed a style of using bold colours and unique poses for her subjects. Her portraits show emotion, whether the subject is happy or looking thoughtful. One of her more striking portraits was for the film Les Miserables, as see below.
Biography. Annie Leibovitz. Available at: <http://www.biography.com/people/annie-leibovitz-9542372#later-work> [Accessed: March 2016].
Born in 1978, David Leventi is an American photographer who has been photographing opera houses. He attended Washington University and completed a degree in Photography. His images have been published in several magazine, such as ESPN, FT Weekend Traveler, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. His images of inside opera house are rich and full of colour. They show the luxury of the building, and give the viewer the sense that they are there, perhaps about to see a performance. In contrast he also visited prisons, where he photographed them in the same style as he did the opera house. Comparing the two, you can clearly see the difference, the opera houses are luxurious whereas the prisons are grey and have an empty feeling to them. Emotion plays heavily on his images, the opera house implores an emotion of warmth, of grandness whereas the prison evokes a grim response. I like his images of the opera houses, as they are rich in colour and detail, overall I am not a big fan of his images of the prisons.
Leventi, D. CV. Available at: <http://www.davidleventi.com/cv/1/> [Accessed: October 2016].
Jay Maisel, was born in 1931 and is known for his street photography. His images are very atmospheric, where he combines the weather, the streetlights, or the colour of the skies in order to create a simple but beautiful image.
Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 and died in 1989. He was an American photographer, who mainly worked out of his studio in New York. He photographed ‘controversial’ subjects, including the BDSM scene. He was sensitive but his images can be blunt.
Francois-Xavier Marciat is a musician, a graphic designer as well as a photographer. He is known for his black and white images of landscapes of urban landscapes.
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Mary Ellen Mark was an American photojournalist, who was born in 1940 and died in 2015. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in painting and art history in 1962.
Steve McCurry is an American photographer, born in 1950. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in film. For many years, he mainly worked freelance for a local newspaper. He travelled to India, and got some of his more famous images. He has published over a dozen books, and his images have been displayed in dozens of exhibitions. He is a key figure in contemporary photography. He stated that, “What is important to my work is the individual picture. I photograph stories on assignment, and of course they have to be put together coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place an feeling”. His portraits are iconic, they show emotion and convey the culture through very simple images. The majority have a simple or blurred background with a clear view of the subject. My favourite image of his is his most famous one. The girls eyes are very striking and drawn the viewers attention, as does her expressions.
Curry, S. Bio. Available at: <http://stevemccurry.com/bio> [Accessed: August 2016].
Duane Michals use of photo sequences is a unique way to present journalist images. Michals was born in 1932, and was a photojournalist. Another unique feature of his work, was that he use handwritten text. His work is famous the world over, and as such he has received the CAPS Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Foto Espana International Award, the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Art and a Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
DC Moore Gallery. Duane Michael. Available at: <http://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/duane-michals/> [Available at: October 2016].
Eadweard Muybridge was born in 1830 and died in 1904. He was a filmmaker, an inventor and a photographer. He was one of the pioneers for moving pictures. When he moved to America, he took panoramic landscape images of the scenery of the West of America. He used a mobile darkroom, during this time. He also travelled to Alaska and photographed the Tlingit people. The former Californian ‘governor, Leland Stanford contacted Muybridge, to ask for his help to settle a bet he had made. Stanford wanted Muybridge to find out, using photography, whether all four hooves of a running horse left the ground at the same time. The movement was generally too fast to see by eye, so Muybridge began to investigate, he would photograph the movement in sequences. His first investigation indicated that all four hooves did leave the ground. Muybridge wanted to confirm this finding once and for all, so he worked on a better way of photographing the horses, and with this method he was able to prove it. After this he began photographing animals in motion.
Biography. Eadweard Muybridge. Available at: <http://www.biography.com/people/eadweard-muybridge-9419513#personal-life-and- death> [Accessed: November 2016].