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Old 6 Days Ago   #41
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Jane Bown without a doubt and she did like good food and a few drinks. James Ravilious would also have been fun and both were adept at disappearing and recording a special reality.
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At this moment I would love to shadow Peter Van Agtmael.
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Thank for the information, the first time I see this event's photos.
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At this moment I would love to shadow Peter Van Agtmael.
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Trent Parke and Dougie Wallace.
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A lot of my favorites are mentioned here and some new ones I've never heard of. Thank you.

I will be a little pedestrian and say Ansel Adams. I was influenced by his books early on and I just think it would be fun to be out in nature in the fresh air, hanging out and watching him work and perhaps chat a bit about his thought process and set up; a bit more reflective and slower process than candid shooting with smaller cameras.
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Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows, Boris Spremo, Robert Capa.
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Robert Doisneau during his 1950's work.
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Joan Fontcuberta, because his photographs make me laugh while being on "weighty" topics. Especially relevant with all the fuss about "fake news".

For those unfamiliar with Fontcuberta, he's a Spanish photographer, well known in Europe, and recently had a big exhibition at London's Science Museum: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visi...an_fontcuberta
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HCB, because I am convinced that he set up many of his so called "decisive moment" shots. Anyone that has shot street, especially w/ a manual focus camera, understands that some of his shots could only have been made this way. It is just not possible for that many images to have been made on the fly, good photographer or not. Even luck could not have made it possible.

In the end of course, who cares how he made them? A good shot is a good shot, but the whole legendary thing is simply a marketing art-world way to get more money for the works (not for him, he's dead, but for those in the art world that are making a buck off old already created images).
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Would have loved to have seen all of Leni Reifenstahl's photographs before she met "that guy"?
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there are many others , but the first I can think of : René Burri , Mario Testino , David Allen Harvey ...
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Apart from some mentioned above - Bailey, HCB, Capa, Fenton - Winogrand, McCullin and Eggleston.

Though I'm not sure I would survive more than a week.
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HCB, because I am convinced that he set up many of his so called "decisive moment" shots.
Hmm. I am not convinced. Cartier-Bresson finished his friendship with Doisneau when he found out that Doisneau set up his famous picture of an embracement. So if he did set up his own pictures he should have ended the friendship with himself too. As far as I know, he didn't.

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Great question! Got the old gears creaking away this morning. I can think of a dozen or more photographers with whom I would love to hang out but I think the most fun day would be with Elliott Erwitt.
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Nobody wants to hang with Weegee?
The stink of his cigars would be hard to take.
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André Kertész, because he was a mensch.

Man Ray, because just think about who else you'd meet.

I was with Peter Turnley in Cuba last month and I'd do it again in a heartbeat, because he's as great a guy as he is a photographer.
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Philip Jones Griffiths. Not during war service but his work after.

Eugene Smith in Minamata, Japan.

QT Luong for a modern take on technique.

Finally, I want to walk with John Miur, pencil and sketchbook in-hand, during walks through the Sierras, learning how to see in a different way.

As for all the conflict photographers; Nachtwey, Capa, Huet, Eddie Adams, Burrows, Ut, and countless others, I've had my share of combat and so have they. We can sit around drinking and talking about it or not talking about it. Either way, some people have borne witness to to the horrors of history, they can keep it. I've had enough myself as have several on this forum.

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Diane Arbus - for the strange and amazing people she sought out.
Sebastiao Salgado - for the social commentary and amazing adventures.
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I'm kind of surprised nobody said Vivian Maier !
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I wouldn't have wanted to watch the kids she was tending to as she darted down an alley to take photos or dumpster dive.

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Probably not a dull moment following Nobuyoshi Araki on a shoot!
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Seal - an avid Leica shooter. It would just be cool to hang out with him for street photography and an impromptu duet with buskers.

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HCB, because I am convinced that he set up many of his so called "decisive moment" shots. Anyone that has shot street, especially w/ a manual focus camera, understands that some of his shots could only have been made this way...
Depends on what you mean by set up. Saw a scene and waited for a human to enter; definitely. Arranged for the human to enter the scene, doubtful.

Anyway, zone focusing is as fast as it gets. And if he missed focus a little, not really a huge issue. Also, he probably relied on some intuition and observation, seeing a scene develop, positioning himself, and then taking the photo at the ‘decisive moment’.

One of his friends mentioned how the two were walking and conversing when Cartier-Bresson quickly pointed and shot a photo of some children in a building lot and then kept walking with minimal interruption. I believe it was this photo, but I could be wrong:

http://pixdaus.com/separate-by-henri...s/view/259511/

I’m sure there were other witnesses to his methods, and there have certainly been numerous other photographers who took extremely welled timed shots of fleeting subjects, so it’s not impossible…it was his ability to see the composition forming, often within seconds, as much as anything else.



Anyway, to follow William Eggleston, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand would be either very enlightening and fascinating or off putting, either way, I’d like to give it a go. Also Daido Moriyama, in part because I loved living in Tokyo.
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HCB, because I am convinced that he set up many of his so called "decisive moment" shots. Anyone that has shot street, especially w/ a manual focus camera, understands that some of his shots could only have been made this way. It is just not possible for that many images to have been made on the fly, good photographer or not. Even luck could not have made it possible.

In the end of course, who cares how he made them? A good shot is a good shot, but the whole legendary thing is simply a marketing art-world way to get more money for the works (not for him, he's dead, but for those in the art world that are making a buck off old already created images).
That seems a really uninformed take on HCB, and the art market, and especially odd in HCB's case, considering his well known position regarding sales.

"I, Henri Cartier-Bresson, residing in Paris at 198 rue de Rivoli, 75001, declare the following – I have always signed and dedicated my photographic prints to those whom they are offered to – all other prints marked with a “Magnum Photos” stamp or my name, “Henri Cartier-Bresson”, are exclusively my personal property. All persons in possession of the later cannot be considered the true proprietors of these prints."

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...Anyone that has shot street, especially w/ a manual focus camera, understands that some of his shots could only have been made this way...
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