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If you could shadow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be?
Old 6 Days Ago   #1
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If you could shadow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be?

Hi all!

There are many different ways to grow as a photographer (books, exhibits, galleries, workshops ...), but I imagine the most effective way would be to shadow a famous photographer, walk and stand next to them, see what they see!

So if you could follow a famous photographer for one day, who would it be? For me:

Jacob Aue Sobol
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Alfred Eisenstadt or Bill Pierce.

If my wife wasn't going to find out about it I'd say Helen H.......

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Lee Friedlander, anywhere out west.
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Yousuf Karsh. Or Dan Winters.

To learn from their lighting and sets, their handling the 4x5, and their handling the subjects.

I suck at photographing people and have no subjects at hand to practise my skills on
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Lee Friedlander, anywhere out west.
Second this, am guessing it would be the most fun.
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His instagram account has been amusing for the last couple of months.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Souza

Good photographer, great guy!
Concering who I'd like to try and follow, James Nachtwey.
But I don't think I could keep up.
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Is there a photographer known for being nice, generous, and enjoying good food and drink?
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I'll go for the unconventional and say Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969.
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The first one I thought of is Walker Evans.
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BIll Brandt ... Jane Bown
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I got to shadow Annie Liebovitz for the day so that was cool.
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Is there a photographer known for being nice, generous, and enjoying good food and drink?
Peter Turnley!

Also, William Eggleston.
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For me it would be Felice Beato and/or John Thomson, but as Patrick Watson once said, "to do that one would first need a shovel".
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Peter Turnley!

Also, William Eggleston.
This is pretty cool .. if you haven't seen it.?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq3N2KWAttU
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That's an interesting thought for sure.

I honestly don't know!

There were times when I would have liked to be with Y. Karsh, all those interesting and influential people; and times with Salgado (as mentioned earlier). I can also imagine some interesting moments with Helmut Newton
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Jeanloup Sieff or Avedon for me.
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Are you kidding me? The human trash Terry Richardson...

No, really it would be Pierre Bossier.
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The first ones who came to mind were Elliott Erwitt and Willy Ronis.. but there are so many others in different genres like portrait and reportage who would be equally interesting!
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Are you kidding me? The human trash Terry Richardson...
And Helmut Newton.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson on May 12, 1937.

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what did he do on that day?
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what did he do on that day?
It was the coronation of George VI.

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