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If you could spend a day with any photographer, past or present, who would it be and why?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I vote for Steve McCurry http://stevemccurry.com/ National Geographic photographer and consistently stunning work.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  2. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Kai Wong and Ray Sachs. Let the games begin!
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Hey, you stole my thunder -- I was going to say Ray Sachs!
     
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
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  6. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Yes, I thought the pairing so diverse, polar opposites, absurd in theory, I see comedic value coming from it, wholly at Kai's expense. My serious choice though would be Ray.

    oh yes, the why... I could actually stand a chance of learning something.
     
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  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Yul Brynner... Yes that Yul Brynner. Google it and enjoy ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  8. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Bonus: he can serenade you with his flamenco guitar skills.
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Brandt
     
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  10. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    My sweetie. She occasionally takes pics with her P&S, and I'd rather spend the day with her than any person, ever. :love:
     
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  11. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum SC Regular

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    Jan 23, 2012
    Julia Margaret Cameron......
     
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  12. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    HCB because, well, just because.
    . . . David
     
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  13. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Louis CK
     
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  14. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    For me it would be spend the night with !
    O Winston Link .
     
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  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Would also love to learn from Sardonic!
     
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  16. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Great question, tough to answer... I'd probably say Robert Adams.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I don't think I can pick just one. How about spending half the time with Chim AKA David Seymour and the other half with Robert Capa - as long as I know I wouldn't be wounded or shot, in all honesty...because I know there would be many war time moments.

    Robert Capa: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL535353 and David Seymour AKA Chim: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL53Z58C

    If you don't know Magnum, it's a superb place to look at photographs.
     
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  18. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Chris,

    You have demonstrated that there is at least one smart person in the group!:biggrin:

    (Here's a guy who is going to get something GOOD for Christmas . . . a bushel basket of kisses, maybe . . . )

    Cheers, Jock
     
  19. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Briar from here
    Mark Littlejohn from somewhere else

    Both put (or extract) plenty of atmosphere into their images

    Bresson & Atget
     
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  20. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Paul Caponigro or Edward Weston. Or Minor White. It's hard to choose.

    Did I mention Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange, or Walker Evans? And I probably learned more technically from Ansel Adams' series, especially The Negative than just about anything.

    Could I have a week, one day with each of the above??
     
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