Top 5 Photographers

Obviously a completely subjective topic but these photographers are in my top five.

  • Henri-Cartier Bresson
  • Jeff Wall
  • Andreas Gursky
  • Eugene Atget
  • Edward Weston

Now before we get on to the order or who you’d put in your top 5, here’s the reasons that they are in mine…

Henri-Cartier Bresson

An obvious choice but he is a master, I went to his solo exhibition at the Hayward Gallery as a teenager and fell in love with photography there and then, he is the ultimate encouragement to take your camera with you at all times! (Something I need to get better at!)

Jeff Wall

Because he decided that you just have to photograph facts and created his own world. It’s hard to explain what it is about this images that I love, but it’s probably his ability to mimic reality.

Andreas Gursky

Another exhibition which made me love photography even more, he changed how we think of the scale photographs from inches to metres. I saw his show in the Pompidou Centre in Paris and  was blown away.

Edward Weston

I love his attention to detail of immaculate prints which is something that is harder to find nowadays. Also the way he captures the natural simple beauty of people, plants and even food I haven’t seen matched.

Eugene Atget

Just an average guy who went around documenting how Paris was changing around the end of the 19th century, he saw beauty in many every day things and just photographed and photographed non-stop.

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