Nick Brandt
Few photographers have ever considered the photography of wild animals, as distinctly opposed to the genre of Wildlife Photography, as an art form. The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of BEING.
Jerry Uelsmann
If you're not familiar with the work of master photographic artist Jerry Uelsmann, you'll probably think that you're looking at some extraordinary digital images on the following pages. The truth is that Uelsmann is the best-known artist in his field in the world, and there's not one bit of computer work here. For more than 35 years, he has taken pictures of a multitude of subjects and combined them through elaborate systems of his own design to create tremendous works of art that currently reside in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums worldwide. (text by David Robertson)
Joyce Tenneson
Joyce Tenneson's ethereal photographs of the human figure explore the mysterious alchemy of sensuality and spirituality with an underlying autobiographical significance. Given the bridging concepts of Tenneson's work, the following composition merges three revolving themes which draw upon her previous work and forge unexplored genres.
Greg Gorman
Gorman is part of the classical tradition. During the 1970’s and 80’s, he concentrated heavily on details of facial features like eyes, etc. Dominant motifs like the mouth or the scream pursue us throughout the book. In recent years Gorman has attained the consummate mastery of light and lighting which also distinguishes the studio photography of Horst P. Horst, G. Hurrell, and George Platt Lynes.
Takis Zerdevas
The spectator creates the spectacle. Though neutral, the appearance of the world seems different each time I come into contact with it. It becomes fluid, it takes colour and shape according to my personal state and position. At this level of a changeable and personal objectiveness, the form of the world is created within me, my existence as a spectator being the driving force.
Phil Bard
Phil Bard maintains his studio and darkroom in Pasadena, California, and has been producing photographic images since he first had a box camera placed under his nose at age 8. Though today his work includes advertising, corporate brochures, fashion and adventure sports, his personal work involves black and white landscapes, to which this site is dedicated.
Jack Spencer
Jack Spencer, based in Nashville, Tennessee, achieved notoriety for his photographs of people and landscapes of the Mississippi River Delta that appeared in his first book, Native Soil (1999). Spencer's umber hued and selectively colored prints glisten with a soft tactility seldom seen in photography, achieved through unique technical processes devised by the artist. For the last three years Spencer has been taking landscape photographs for his series, "This Land".
Bob Elsdale
The majority of my work comes throught advertising agencies. I am often approached by art directors to work on complex concepts that require me to integrate specialist photography with advanced system techniques.
Steven N. Meyers
By using x-rays instead of light, and unusual innervision can be revealed, and nature shows us textures, details, and shadows that would otherwise not be seen. Visible light is just a small part the electromagnetic spectrum, and falls between x-rays and infrared. My x-ray images are a collection of negatives, positives, and solarized images, solarized being partly negative and partly positive at the same time.
Ralph Gibson
... These made him a leading figure in artistic black-and-white photography in the 70s. At the end of the 70s he started taking color photographs for the first time. In the 80s Gibson began to move further and further away from the abstraction and strict formalism of his earlier work and to publish more spontaneous-type photographs. (textes de Rick Floyd)
Kerik Kouklis
Platinum / palladium prints. Although my work can be broadly described as "landscape photography", it is different from what is generally considered the traditional landscape genre. I worked for several years trying to capture the Grand Landscape in what I call the "Sierra Club" aesthetic. In the past few years I have slowly migrated away from that approach and now find myself doing work that I consider much more personal. My photographs are often subtle and thoughtful and are seldom overtly dramatic.
Arnaud Frich
Je me suis spécialisé dans la photographie de paysages urbains ou naturels en format panoramique. Je réalise principalement mes photographies avec un appareil rotatif ou par assemblage dont l'angle de champ est le plus proche de la vision de l'oeil humain. Je travaille de préférence en grand format car eux seuls permettent la plus belle qualité de tirage.
Pascal Renoux
Les choses simples de la vie... portraits, paysages, mains, ...
Ron Rosenstock
He has been conducting international photo tours since 1976. He specializes in Ireland and Italy. Permanent Collections can be find at Castlebar Urban District Council - Ireland, The Fogg Art Museum - USA, International Center of Photography - USA...
Brett Beighley
In my life, as in my photography, I try to appreciate the small beauty of all the things that are completely normal, common and unassuming. My hope is that people who see my work will find a quiet honesty in my subjects.
Philippe Leclerc
Un contre-jour, un reflet, une ombre... l'émotion vient au moment où la lumière révèle l'espace. Les scènes les plus simples se trouvent alors sublimées provoquant une résonance intime, un écho poétique.
Brent Stirton
Brent is obsessively preoccupied with getting to the heart of what he is shooting. His tight shooting schedule means that he seeks rapport with his subject immediately, moving towards the essence of the phenomenon he is seeking to reveal as quickly as possible. In this pursuit he often lights his documentary portraiture. “In the cycle of human drama that is constantly presented to a working photo-journalist I think we have to find new ways to tell an old story. If we don’t, we risk that story slipping into oblivion and falling off the radar of collective social responsibility. All I am trying to do is tell that story in the most powerful way I can under the limited circumstance that time brings to any story.”
Ami Vitale
Ami Vitale is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. Her photographs and stories from events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, US news and World Report, Businessweek, The Guardian, New York Times, USA Today, .... . She has received numerous awards.
Frank Grisdale
Rather than deliver to the viewer all of the fine detail common in traditional landscape photography, my process reduces that detail in order to place more emphasis on light, line and color.
Edward Weston
In 1923 Weston moved to Mexico City where he opened a photographic studio with his apprentice and lover Tina Modotti. Many important portraits and nudes were taken during his time in Mexico. It was also here that famous artists; Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco hailed Weston as the master of 20th century art.
William Wegman
The dogs as you never see them !...One afternoon before going to a party I drew little circles on my hand (this was the 60's). The circles parodied the shapes in my ring that I wore on my index finger. At the party cotto salami was served. It was eerie. The salami looked like my hand. Little peppercorns were in it...
David J Osborn
Began work in 1985 with Reuter News Pictures Fleet Street, London as a news photographer. During the next four years worked for Reuters, Associated Press, AFP and national newspapers. This was followed by nine months working in Asia shooting color photo-essays. Moved to Sydney, Australia in 1989 and established a commercial studio and darkroom. Spent the next eleven years shooting annual reports, corporate portraits and architecture...
Yorgos Kousagiannidis
His need for personal expression and communication has led him to people photography. Combined with the panoramic format which provides a rare perspective to documentary photography, Yorgos is producing imagery of a unique style.
Michael Going
Altered Polaroid. Michael Going creates impressionistic images from his original Polaroid SX-70 photographs. He is well known for both his fine art work in the permanent collections of museums, corporations and private collectors and his commercial work for clients that include Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ...
Leigh Perry
My aim is to present a view of the world that is at once instantaneous and timeless. A view that isolates a slice of reality in time and space, allowing it to be examined in detail, but also implies an ongoing dynamic. My photography identifies recurring themes and motifs, usually in the context of transitions and contrasts. These may be transitions in space, such as from water to sky, or temporal transitions in the form of light and atmospheric changes.
Erwin Olaf
Mixing photojournalism with studio photography, Olaf emerged in the international art scene in 1988 when his series 'Chessmen' was awarded the first prize in the Young European Photographer competition. This award was followed by an exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany. Since then Olaf has continued to explore issues of gender, sensuality, humor, despair and grace in each successive series.
Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna has been photographing the landscape for more than twenty-five years, returning time and again to the gardens and cities of Europe capturing the ethereal light and silence of the early morning. Although Kenna never photographs people within the land, he has the uncanny ability to give manicured trees, stoic fountains and heroic statues a meditative human presence.
Tatiana Palnitska
Tatiana was born and raised in Russia, and moved to the United States in 1988. Her interests as an artist lie in the abstract shape, "unstill" life, allegorization of its intrinsic movement, subdued, but not extinguished life, and the beauty of form, as well as the interpretation of human psychology and perceptions.
Yuri Dojc
Yuri is a popular juror and speaker at international photographic events. His fine art posters and prints grace the walls of private collectors and galleries around the world including a collection at the Canadian Contemporary Museum of Photography in Ottawa.
Bertrand Richardeau
La photographie se joue ici des frontières et travaille à les effacer, ou plutôt comme on le dit d’un suspect, à les confondre. La matière, justement suspecte d'avoir été trop vue, d'être trop connue, trop réaliste, trop rigide, est plongée dans un univers chatoyant et mystérieux où tout se mêle et s'échange... (textes de J-P Trias)
Jesse Speer
The images I see through my camera are meditations on found beauty within the world around me. And though I appreciate the inherent beauty of things, I am more interested in the happenstance discovery of a beauty that is more elusive, unassuming and ephemeral. I seek out opportunities to make photographs within these fleeting moments of solitary perception.
Darlyne Murawski
Darlyne Murawski is a versatile nature photographer and writer with years of experience as a research biologist working with tropical plants and butterflies. Since 1993, her articles appear regularly in National Geographic Magazine and many international publications, children's magazines and calendars. She has traveled the world to showcase the lives and ecology of small critters - including butterflies, moths, fungi, parasites, spider webs, marine worms, horseshoe crabs, mollusks, and glass-shelled diatoms.
Frans Lanting
Frans Lanting, hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time, portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of complete ecosystems. This unique view of wildlife, which lies at the heart of his work, provides some insight into why Mr. Lanting's photographs are so hauntingly beautiful. ".... He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet. (Thomas Kennedy)"
John Paul Caponigro
John Paul intensely explores his enduring interests - formally in the relationship between images and texts, thematically in the relationship between nature and psychology. He draws from occidental and oriental traditions alike, favoring the primal and the sacred.
Christopher Burkett
Today Burkett travels extensively throughout the United States to photograph. His masterful printing and numerous exhibitions rapidly brought him international acclaim. His photographs are featured in many public and private fine art collections. Burkett also has taught several workshops sponsored through the Friends of Photography and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Silvio Maraini
The difficult times we live in makes it important to rest sometimes. Especially nature becomes a place where our longing for harmony is satisfied. If we take enough time to look at nature we realize how beautiful the world still is. My main objective in landscape photography is to share my love and admiration for nature.
Greg McGonagill
I was in professional photography for many years, but I'm retired now. I still like to make photographs, though. I now approach photography as a medium of artistic expression, open to possibilities. I look for interesting subjects and compositions. Anything can make a photograph.
Ted Preuss
Ted Preuss, a self-taught photographer, was born 1962 in Colorado. For as long as he can remember, he has been taking photographs. He picked up his first camera at the age of seven and instantly became obsessed with the nature of the medium. After spending many years photographing during family vacations his passion for photography led to a career as a freelance architectural photographer for a decade in Boston and San Francisco.
David Michael Kennedy
The Taos Hoop Dancer moved gracefully in the wintery air below the massive snowcapped mountain. Photographer David Michael Kennedy was shooting with a 2 1/4 Hasselblad camera, concentrating on those moments when the dancer's back curved like the hoops in his hand. This was Kennedy's second session with a Pueblo Dancer and things seemed to be going well.
Anna Rhea
Documentary style photography.
Bennet Fitts
J Bennett Fitts' Salton Sea Marina Club is a large color photograph of an abandoned swimming pool at sunset that calls to mind kitschy, romantic, nostalgic, and lonely poetics. The concrete pool has dirt and some aerosol letters in it. The wind whips through a large palm tree. With good use of the magic hour, Fitts captures a haunting moment of suburban light. I think it's pretty packaging but with a rebellious undercurrent and some real longing and charm in it. Fitts succeeds in memorializing an all-American landscape for skateboarders in the not so punk rock style of Texas Highways. It's so contrived and yet magnetically attractive to anyone who liked the movie Dogtown and Z-Boys.
Joan Myers
Joan Myers' photographs span the last quarter of the twentieth century and several locales. She is known for her platinum-palladium prints, a hand-coating process where the image becomes part of the drawing paper on which it is printed. Myers' work is in the Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Sean Kernan
The stories of Jorge Luis Borges begin quietly. A narrator, often a man speaking from behind his ordinariness, often a bit of a pedant, starts to tell us some story in a voice so soft that only the intensity of the speaker, shaken by something he has learned and would tell us, makes us stop and lean closer to listen. (text by Sean Kernan)
Eric M. Gustafson
"..When I find myself exploring and traversing areas unknown and new to me, armed only with my camera and a curious perspective, time slips away and I see things the way I feel they were always meant to be seen. I capture them. I take them afterwards and play with them. I get lost in them. To me it is an intimate process of projecting myself and my perspective onto the world, and the images that I produce as a result now exist as a very personal reflection of myself.."
Ambroise Tézenas
From 2002, Ambroise has concentrated on advertising campaigns and has spent more time on "personal projects" which include a landsacpe project : monitoring the changing landscape of Beijing, China. In 2006, he won the Leica European Publishers Awards for Photography for his work "Pékin, théatre du peuple".
John Minh Nguyen
Fashion photography
Roman Loranc
Loranc shoots most of his pictures within an hour’s drive of his home in Modesto, California, but he is also interested in exploring his ancestral roots in Europe. For this reason he makes occasional photographic forays into Poland and Lithuania.
William Neill
William Neill, a long-time resident of Yosemite National Park, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography have been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters. His limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Polaroid Collection. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography.
Gabriele Rigon
My passion is Portrait and Fine Art Nude Photography. Mostly I photograph women, because the aesthetic form of the female body inspires me, so I let my mind go free. In my opinion erotic is not only nakedness, it's much more. The female nude is for me the most compelling and provocative, it is perhaps nature’s finest form.
Dariusz Klimczak
Photorgaphy for the last 25 years has been an important part of his life, but it's become his true passion few years ago. The former chairman of FOTOSIS (an association of photographers), Sieradz. Currently, a freelance photographer. Has exhibited his works in cities of Pabianice, Slupsk, Ostroleka.
José Ortiz Echagüe
José Ortiz Echagüe está considerado como el más importante fotógrafo español de la primera mitad del siglo. Realizó innumerables exposiciones internacionales, que culminaron con la titulada "Spectacular Spain" en el Metropolitan Museum de Nueva York, en 1960. La presente exposición está producida por el Legado Ortiz Echagüe-Universidad de Navarra y se inauguró el 23 de julio de 1998 en el Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya. Comprende 153 originales y supone una revisión crítica de la obra completa de este autor.
Sacha Dean Biyan
Actuellement Biyan passe la plupart de son temps dans des régions éloignées de la jungle amazonienne, vivant parmi plusieurs tribus indigènes et assimilant leur sagesse. Sa soif d'absorber la diversité des cultures et de vivre personnellement la limite des émotions humaines est devenu la raison d'être de sa photographie...
Matt Stuart
I'm not sure which came first, my being nosey or an interest in 'street photography', but a fascination with people and the way they live their lives is why I enjoy the business so much. I can't hide behind lights and technology, I am reliant on a small camera, patience an lots of optimism.
Paul Kozal
Kozal's subject matter consists mostly of landscapes, particularly in the American Southwest and the West. Moving to the Bay Area in 1996, Kozal's work now incorporates the landscapes of California's interior and coastal locales. Kozal works in two distinct areas: toned and hand-tinted black and white gelatin silver prints. His images incorporate atmosphere, mystery and evocative tones to create his unique signature style.
George Losse
Fine art nude photography, landscape photography, architecture photography. The titles of my work are rather simple. I do not go for the poetic titles that a lot of people like to delve into. Unless an image reaches out and screams a title to me, I just title it simply. I want the viewer to interpret what they see without a written pathway by me. I feel that if I gave too descriptive a title, they would only see the photos in one way. But, when I give it a very simple title, as most of the nudes are simply titled Nude.
Philippe Jacquot
Je suis un maniaque du "tirage propre". Je veux sentir le grain de peau, la maille du blue-jean sur le tirage papier. Je n'aime que les tirages noirs sans aucun défaut. Sur le plan de mes loisirs, j'aspire à monter, un jour, une exposition de photographies comme j'en ai fait déjà, plus jeune. Idéalement, je voudrais réaliser 80 tirages, qualité "Expo"et les présenter dans un site sympa.
Phil Borges
For over twenty five years Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world.
Mark Story
People consistently ask the same questions when viewing the portraits: How does a person live to be 114 years old? What do these long-lived people have in common that makes many of them look younger than people in their 90s, 80s and even 70s? The notes on aging is a short review of the current research on longevity.
Gregory Colbert
Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1960, Gregory Colbert began his career in Paris in 1983 where he began to make documentary films on social issues. Filmmaking led to fine arts photography and his first exhibition, Timewaves, opened in 1992 at the Museum of Elysée in Switzerland and the Parco Galleries in Japan.
Eolo Perfido
Photography has arrived quite late in my life, but fortunately passions has no time, so at 28 years old I took the camera in my hand without knowing that after a while my desire would be to keep it there forever. To take pictures became something that went over the simple image realization and has changed deeply my way to experience life and to relate to the others.
Sebastião Salgado
I came to Brazil to photograph a story about the peasants fighting not to come to the cities, because this for me is one of the last resistance movements in the world.
Steve McCurry
McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. His powerful images leave the viewer with an empathy for innocent civilians caught up in war.

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