Famous Photographers and their Work
By "famous" I mean photographers that I've always liked most of my live. When I was young I liked a lot of fashion photographers like Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, but now, the fashion photographers seem superficial besides what I call the plein aire photographers like Kertész, Adams, Bresson, or Lartique, or the photo journalists like Weege or Robert Capa.
Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol in Warhol’s loft, 1964, photographed by Bruce Davidson. -- Tumblr
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.
"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation." “To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” "Thinking should be done before and after, not during photographing." Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mississipi. Vicksburg. 1947. By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henry Miller by Brassai.
Peter Baker | Henry Miller by Brassai
Irving Penn, Joan Miró and His Daughter, Dolores 1948
FAN HO - Brief encounter
A fashion photograph by Hiro.