Ansel, Sebastio Salgado, Freeman Patterson, Ed Burtynsky, Ralph Gibson, Galen Rowell, many more.
Ansel Adams, Ralph Doubleday, Dorthea Lang
Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Avedon, Dorthea Lange,
I admire a lot of artist but mostly the masters in paintings, especially Andrew Wyeth.
Not sure if past means still living or not vs. my past and present inspirations, nonetheless:
Ansel Adams, ManRay, Eliot Porter, Annie Leibovitz, and others I can't think of right now.
Henri Cartier Bresson
William Eggleston, Joel Meyerowitz, Walker Evans, Avedon, August Sander
I enjoy most of them but I try and remain true to myself.
Lietchfiled, Snowdon, Gemmel.
Arnold Newman, Avadon, Winogrand, Crewdson... There are so many names...
these are the first ones that come to mind.
Jim Erickson, Annie, all the greats and many great unknowns
Steichen, Steiglitz, Matthew Brady, Brassai, Bresson, Penn
Weegee. The old crime scene photographer. I own the camera he used. I have a lot of respect for someone that lugged that thing around!
All the great ones.