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which photographer would you want to talk with?
Old 04-21-2012   #1
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which photographer would you want to talk with?

say if you have a chance to talk one of the legendary photographer (or shoot with)
who would you choose? (including the decreased ones)

(I just had this in mind don't know if anyone have ask the same thing or not...)
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Old 04-21-2012   #2
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Boy - tough call. It would be a toss up either Steichen or Mortensen...maybe Demachy.
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Old 04-21-2012   #3
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If actually faced with such a choice I think my mind would explode...will have to cogitate on this a awhile.
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Old 04-21-2012   #4
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Nobuyoshi Araki.

Honestly, he's not my number 1 favorite, but he is the person I think I could learn the most from.
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Old 04-21-2012   #6
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Robert Capa , just to hear the WWII stories and his feelings about the ruined film :P
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Wow, I'm not sure I would want to meet any of my favorites... I just think it would most likely be disappointing. Hmmm, a few would be:

William Eggleston
Walker Evans
Lee Friedlander
Rinko Kawaiuchi
Stephen Shore
Martin Parr
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Boy - tough call. It would be a toss up either Steichen or Mortensen...maybe Demachy.
William Mortensen, mostly for his great inovative ideas on lighting of all types.

And how he even came up with stuff like this:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=50J6sZw813y
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Old 04-21-2012   #10
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Probably Elliott Erwitt.
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I'm going to go with HCB and Francesca Woodman, just because.
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Just off the top of my head: I'd like to talk to Robert Capa and Brassai. Also love to go out drinking with Araki.
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Elliott Erwitt. Also Leonard Freed, Richard Kalvar and of course I wouldn't say no to HCB or Marc Riboud.
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Nobuyoshi Araki.

Honestly, he's not my number 1 favorite, but he is the person I think I could learn the most from.
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Anton Corbijn.

He's created some stunning portraits and has also directed two fantastic movies (Control, on the life and death of Joy Divisions singer Ian Curtis, and The American, George Clooneys least spoken film ever).

I'd also like to finally meet Chris Weeks eye to eye.
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I would like to speak with Robert Capa but not expecially about photography. Only problem is that based on his reputation he would probably ask me for a loan to gamble on a horse, drink all my liquor and then hit on my wife. Before charming me and doing it all again the next day.

I like Capa's persona in some ways. A bit of a rascal. In fact he reminds me of my dad, likewise a bit of a rascal. He was a bit younger than Capa being only about 16 at the end of WW 2 but both were Budapest boys who proved the old adage that a Hungarian is the only person who can walk into a revolving door behind you and come out in front. HCB was always a bit caustic about Capa, claiming that when with Magnum, he and the other photographers earned all the money and Capa spent it all. I get the impression that if Capa ever won a lottery he would spend 75% of the winnings on wine, women and song. The rest he would waste. He was that sort of guy.
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Edward Steichen.
I read his book (and some books about him), and I'd like to hear him tell the stories again.

There are some others also, if Edward is too busy.
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Wow, I'm not sure I would want to meet any of my favorites... I just think it would most likely be disappointing. Hmmm, a few would be:

William Eggleston
Walker Evans
Lee Friedlander
Rinko Kawaiuchi
Stephen Shore
Martin Parr
I did get a chance to meet my favourite. Yup, disappointing... Great guy, but still human.
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I would love to go shooting with Tuna. He is the best street shooter on the planet that is still alive.
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August Sander and Rinko Kawauchi.
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Since I have been Fortunate to Meet & Chat with Elliot Erwitt on a number of Occasions

I would have Loved to have met Two WOMEN Photographers (unfortunately Both deceased)
Inge Morath
Helen Levitt
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Andre Kertesz. But I've already managed to speak with two others on my list -- Sebastiao Salgado and Alfred Eisenstaedt -- so I think they'll do.
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Going to school in NH I had the chance to meet and work with Lotte Jacobi (look her up) who like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn photographed many notable people of her generation. So...I'd love's to have been able to meet them both not only for their obvious technical and artistic mastery but more importantly (to me) for their sbility to relate to their subjects. In the same vein I'd love to meet Elliot Erwitt for his sense of humor about life.
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I would say Walker Evans, but he sounds like a real pain in the ass guy to spend time with, so I'm going to pick a great photographer that was willing to put up with Evans --Helen Levitt.
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I agree, also would like to meet Ralph Gibson.
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Diane Arbus ... and find out how you can make such innocent subject material appear so malevolent at times?

That aspect of her work has always blown me away!
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And Jane Bown .... to congratulate her on her wonderfully uncomplicated portraiture and find out how she achieves such an incredible sense of intimacy with her subjects.
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I agree, also would like to meet Ralph Gibson.
I met Ralph and I guess you could say we were both underwhelmed
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Felice Beato and John Thomson would be the guys I would want to talk to.
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