Ansel Adams, Max Yavno, Paul Strand, Philip Trager, George Hurrell, Julius Schulman.
Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Elliot Erwitt
There are so many of them that are incredible. I'm also extremely inspired by painters, and all other kinds of art forms. Mostly my over active imagination keeps my on my toes.
Richard Avedon. the master of capturing emotion.
Ansel Adams, Annie Lebiovitz
I have several for different types of work and photographers that have influenced directly or indirectly my own photographic style.
I admire Ansel Adams for his striking B&W scenic photography and I have been working on B&W images that attempt to achieve the textures Adams achieved in his work. What Adams did in the darkroom using chemical based methods also work in the digital era with Photoshop. He would have completely understood its use if alive today.
Like Adams, I also feel Edward Weston’s very realistic work in B&W using still life, nude figure studies, landscapes, and other natural forms had a sharp and clear image style that gives his work an unique texture and composition. Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand both have work that falls into this realistic photographic realm where sharp images should be seen as art.
The western-themed and American Indian portraits of Edward Curtis are striking more for their subjects than the photography itself, yet they seem to tell a whole story in each image.
Outdoor, Landscape and Wildlife photographers like Art Wolfe, George Lepp, Galen Rowell, Rick Sammon, and John Shaw all produce stunning outdoor images that I try to emulate in my own color work.
John Hedgecoe and Tom Ang are photographic "generalists" that shoot a wide variety of subjects and styles that I tend to do in my own photography.
I admire the edgy work of art and fashion photographer Richard Avedon, that seems to push the envelope of subject matter in this field. Also Anne Leibovitz fits into this genre of edgy portraiture. For a more traditional commerical portrait style I like the work of Gary Bernstein.
I also study the work of realist oil artist like Edward Hopper, whose use of light is inspired. Also the work of Scottish artist Jack Vettriano and his use of light and form provides a great study for me as a photographer.
Aansel Adams Jerry Uelslmann
Henri Cartierr Bresson,
Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ernst Haas, Pete Turner, Jay Maisel, Eric Meola, Albert Watson, Robert Parke-Harrison
adams, stieglitz, avedon
Robert Capa, Agustí Centelles, Richard Avedon...
Henri Cartier Bresson, Sabastiao Salgado, Don McCullin, Ansel Adams, Annie Liebowitz (not really past), Eve Arnold, Margaret Bourke-White...there are hundreds. The usual suspects.
Most big names from the beginning of fashion photography.
Galen Rowell. I saw a photo of his about a month before I bought my first camera....I was hooked