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If you could shadow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be?
Old 03-20-2017   #1
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If you could shadow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be?

Hi all!

There are many different ways to grow as a photographer (books, exhibits, galleries, workshops ...), but I imagine the most effective way would be to shadow a famous photographer, walk and stand next to them, see what they see!

So if you could follow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be? For me:

Jacob Aue Sobol
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Old 03-20-2017   #2
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Alfred Eisenstadt or Bill Pierce.

If my wife wasn't going to find out about it I'd say Helen H.......

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Edward Weston. He could explain the Zone System better than Adams.
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Old 03-20-2017   #4
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Old 03-20-2017   #6
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Lee Friedlander, anywhere out west.
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Yousuf Karsh. Or Dan Winters.

To learn from their lighting and sets, their handling the 4x5, and their handling the subjects.

I suck at photographing people and have no subjects at hand to practise my skills on
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Lee Friedlander, anywhere out west.
Second this, am guessing it would be the most fun.
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Robert Frank....
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Old 03-20-2017   #10
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Old 03-20-2017   #11
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His instagram account has been amusing for the last couple of months.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Souza

Good photographer, great guy!
Concering who I'd like to try and follow, James Nachtwey.
But I don't think I could keep up.
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Is there a photographer known for being nice, generous, and enjoying good food and drink?
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Old 03-20-2017   #14
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I'll go for the unconventional and say Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969.
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Penn, Avedon, Koudelka, Salgado...
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Old 03-20-2017   #16
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The first one I thought of is Walker Evans.
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Old 03-20-2017   #19
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I got to shadow Annie Liebovitz for the day so that was cool.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson on May 12, 1937.

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Is there a photographer known for being nice, generous, and enjoying good food and drink?
Peter Turnley!

Also, William Eggleston.
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Old 03-20-2017   #22
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For me it would be Felice Beato and/or John Thomson, but as Patrick Watson once said, "to do that one would first need a shovel".
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Old 03-20-2017   #25
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That's an interesting thought for sure.

I honestly don't know!

There were times when I would have liked to be with Y. Karsh, all those interesting and influential people; and times with Salgado (as mentioned earlier). I can also imagine some interesting moments with Helmut Newton
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Old 03-20-2017   #26
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Jeanloup Sieff or Avedon for me.
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Are you kidding me? The human trash Terry Richardson...

No, really it would be Pierre Bossier.
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Old 03-20-2017   #29
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The first ones who came to mind were Elliott Erwitt and Willy Ronis.. but there are so many others in different genres like portrait and reportage who would be equally interesting!
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Old 03-20-2017   #30
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Are you kidding me? The human trash Terry Richardson...
And Helmut Newton.

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Robert Capa while he stayed in Japan.
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what did he do on that day?
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what did he do on that day?
It was the coronation of George VI.

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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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