Post Awesome Photographs (that were not taken by you)

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  1. rhythmdevils

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    Post a link to moar photographs by the artist if possible and ideally post some images in the thread so it’s not just links. Let’s make it pretty. :)

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    Wayne Levin


    He makes gorgeous black and white underwater photographs. My favorites are his images of schools of fish forming beautiful patterns and the way he manages to capture light underwater is breathtaking.

    https://www.waynelevinimages.com/akuleschools

    Be sure to check out his website. Many of his best images aren’t possible to embed in this thread.

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    Darcy Padilla

    Darcy is an award winning documentary photographer and also happens to be one of my favorite teachers. I feel very lucky to have been able to study with her.

    In the project I want to share she photographed one family for 21 years. Following them through extreme poverty, disability, drug use and illness. It’s a devastating body of work that speaks loudly to many social issues. And the images capture their story with such beauty and attention to detail. Her images are impeccable.

    she made a YouTube video of the project with her images mixed in with a bit of video and music. It’s heartbreaking but a profound piece of visual storytelling.

     
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    Well maybe I’ll turn this into a blog geeze. Too bad I don’t have notes from my college courses. I’m terrible at remembering names, even by photographers whose work I love and can picture clearly in my mind.

    Joel Sternfeld

    His book book American Prospects is one of those seminal works of art that changed the fine art photography world. One of the first photographers to combine so many different kinds of photography from landscapes to Portraits into one body of work that is quite poetic is it’s breath, scope and general flow. The images are also well considered, well seen, captivating images depicting aspects of “American-ism” from funny to quirky to profound. All shot on an 8x10 film camera. They say he captured many of the more surreal images in the book by using a police scanner and following strange calls as he drove around the country. The image of the officials hosing down an elephant on a highway, or the house on fire in the background while someone picks out pumpkins in a pumpkin patch are two examples. I saw him give a lecture in San Francisco and he’s quite brilliant.

    Here’s some photographs from the book American Prospects.

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    The man in the following photograph is blind.
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    Diane Arbus

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    Diane Arbus was a photographer in the 60’s who mostly photographed in New York. Her images capture all kinds of the strange in humanity with an emphasis on a dark side. They were quite controversial then and are less so today but people still question and debate the motives behind her vision and making of her photographs. Was it to show empathy for diversity or use the odd and different for her own egotistical ends? No one really knows but her photographs still get under your skin today. Amazing images.

    here’s some of her most famous I found by googling.

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    Bill Burke

    A gifted portrait photographer with some incredible, raw and quite unique images. I’ll let them speak for themselves.

    the first image is one of my favorite portraits of all time.

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    I just came across a nice gallery of photos by Janet Delaney here. I'd not hear of her before. I'm not quite sure why I like her photos. Part of it has to do with the lighting. Part of it is the color, at once slightly washed out but somehow still pretty vivid. And they're interesting compositions. I also have a soft spot for old Rolleiflex cameras.

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    Her photos also remind me vaguely of William Eggleston's. I suspect Eggleston was an influence on Joel Sternfeld. A few favorites:

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    I'm especially fond of his photos of cars:

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    Just curious, how does posting images in this thread not violate the artists copyrights?
     
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    It almost certainly does. Even attribution doesn't change that. But it's the internet, and people, aprt from professional photographers, have forgotten about all that stuff.

    Having worked, albeit almost a lifetime ago, in a trade where we published pictures (cards and prints) and paid for the rights to do so, it always me me wince a bit.
     
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    I'm happy to delete the ones I posted. But I didn't upload any myself; they are reposts from elsewhere on the internet, e.g. a CNN article. If you open them in a new tab you can see the url for the original.
     

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