Below are links to some great sites, many you will know, some you may not, but all are worth a click and a browse.
Julian’s work is really a benchmark for most photographers. He’s predominantly a commercial photographer although I suspect Julian uses the commercial aspect of his work to fund his passion for landscapes, either way he’s a master of both. I often look at Julian’s commercial work and I can see that it’s been taken by someone that’s a landscaper at heart. It’s not often that I look at a photographers website and say to myself “I wish I’d taken that” but I find myself doing just that with all of Julian’s images. In recent years Julian has produced a body of striking work notably his iPhone images, proving that’s it’s not the equipment but the Photographer that makes the image.
Alexander is an Estonian born photographer who documents the social and physical change in landscapes. Often depicting harsh industrial landscapes he has the ability to turn them in to things of beauty and shows how, as humans, we interact with that landscape, often in bizarre ways. I’m a huge fan of his work.
Mitch Dobrowner shows us Americas wild places at their best, openly admitting to being influenced by Ansel Adams (to be honest who isn’t!?) Mitch’s black and white landscapes of the American midwest evoke a true sense of grandeur on a scale that often takes your breath away. Some of Mitch’s most powerful (in the true sense of the word) images are those of storms, although devastating in many terms, tornadoes are one of natures true awe inspiring spectacles and Mitch’s images capture that power and beauty perfectly.
Jimmy is an English born photographer who has spent the last few years documenting remote and endangered cultures around the globe. His project ‘Before They Pass Away’ opens a window in to the life of these remote cultures with images that are intimate, timeless and often regal, especially those of the Mongolian falconers. Anyone remotely interested in portraiture will relish Jimmy’s work, not only is he highlighting an incredibly important issue but his images are things of beauty too.
Canadian born David is a master of landscape photography. His images are delicate, ethereal and beautifully composed, with a real emphasis on the minimal. David’s mono work ‘Shorelines’ is particularly special and very reminiscent of Michael Kenna, although I feel it’s somewhat unfair to make a comparison as David’s work stands up proudly on its own. sadly, try as I might I can’t seem to find a direct link to David’s own site but if you follow the link to the Jennifer Kostuik gallery you can see his wonderful work there.
Bruce is an incredible photographer, a good friend of mine and a great inspiration. This site is full of wonderful images that Bruce has taken on his extensive travels. Bruce’s landscapes evoke wonderful atmosphere and his compositional skills are second to none, combined with a wonderful selection of intimate and well observed portraiture Bruce’s work is world class. Check out Bruce’s blog, it’s continually updated with his thoughts on photography, music and the things that make him tick – a great read.
I first came across Jane’s photography when I saw her ‘Dead Eagle Trail’ exhibition at a gallery in Brighton and I was immediately taken with her work. Jane manages to capture extremely intimate portraits and powerful social imagery which strike a real chord with me. Her series ‘Precious’ is the most beautiful and tender portrayal of ladies who work in a brothel, an industry which is greatly misunderstood and I would challenge anyone not to be moved in some way by her images. I’m still saving up for her giant ‘shiprock’ print!