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Old 06-30-2014   #1
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Who are your favorite landscape photographers?

I've been drawn to landscape photography lately. I'm particularly interested in Michael Kenna and his work.

I'm not so fond of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and "Group f/64)", but probably because they set the standard...
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In response, I would include photographers of the urban or "built" landscape, as well as photographers of the "natural" landscape. So my list includes:

Stephen Shore
Robert Adams
early Ansel Adams
James Ravilious
Eliot Porter
Walker Evans
Joel Meyerowitz (not usually thought of as a landscape photographer, but he's done a number of books of landscape photos if you include the built environment)

The other weekend I saw the Joseph Koudelka exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. Koudelka's recent work features panoramic black and white landscapes, some of which I quite liked.
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Old 06-30-2014   #3
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Ansel Adams, Edward Weston did some beautiful landscapes and seascapes, Cole and Brett Weston, Elliot Porter and David Munch. Actually each of the different members of the Munch family have done superb work. I'd also add John Sexton, Carleton Watkins and Timothy O'Sullivan.
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Old 06-30-2014   #4
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Don Kirby Stu Levy Kirk Gittings Joe Cornish Alan Briot Joe Brady And check out the photographers on this site (all film/large format): http://esc4p.org Really fine work. Many great photographers have already been mention so you have a lot to absorb. Good luck and happy shooting.
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Old 07-01-2014   #5
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Fay Godwin is far and away my favourite.
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Old 07-01-2014   #6
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I like many that have been mentioned above. I'll add David Muench and Galen Rowell.
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Old 07-01-2014   #7
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Galen Rowell. Ansel Adams (of course). Though he's not considered a landscaper I think the views he offers say otherwise, William Albert Allard.
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Old 07-01-2014   #8
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David Plowden
Linda Connor (especially before the New Age tourism took over)
Lee Freidlander- his automobile series certainly connects to how most of us see most landscapes-
http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/LeeFriedlander/Images
And Freidlander has been a constant landscape photographer throughout his career.
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Old 07-03-2014   #9
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Jack Dykinga, Sam Abell (well, some of his stuff is landscape)
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Old 07-03-2014   #10
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Robert Glenn Ketchum, Michael Kenna.
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Old 07-03-2014   #11
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Ansel Adams of course, but generally I just like what I like, and tend not to remember the name of the photographer.

In a funny sort of way, the better a landscape photo is, for me, the more I care about where it is, if it still looks like that now, and whether I should go to see it, the photographer that took it is only of slight interest to me. It's not that I don't appreciate what the photographer has done, it's that I like it so much that I'm focused on the result and not him or her.
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Timothy O'Sullivan and Thomas Joshua Cooper are my favorites.
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Clyde Butcher does some amazing work!

http://www.clydebutcher.com

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+1 for David Plowden
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I'm planning to go to the dual exhibition of Ansel Adams and Edward Burtynsky at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, ON, north of Toronto. The pairing of the high Sierra, Yosemite, etc. with "Mining, Railcuts, Homesteads, Tailings, and Oil" as the promo reads, is something I want to see. Burtynsky's work is spectacular IMHO, though I wonder what Ansel Adams would say. The exhibit is on until September 29 for anyone planning to visit Toronto or Southern Ontario before then.

link: http://www.mcmichael.com/adams-burtynsky/
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Edwin Smith (UK)
José Miguel Ferreira (Portugal)
+2 David Plowden
Tony Worobiec
Bruce Barnbaum
+1 Clyde Butcher
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In my opinion, Kenna is great, but his work of last 5 years is a bit "tired", he needs new ideas. Greatest landscape photographers today? For my taste:
Sebastiao Salgado
Pentti Sammalahti
Ragnar Axelsson

I am nauseated with sea piers in a milky mist, blurry waterfalls and a wide-angled crooked bush in forefront of a desert. I miss some modern version of a Mario Giacomelli style.
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Clyde Butcher. Got to admire a guy with a large format camera, standing chest deep in a cottonmouth infested swamp.
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Clyde Butcher. Got to admire a guy with a large format camera, standing chest deep in a cottonmouth infested swamp.
How true that is!

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i'm not really into landscape photography, so this is as close as i can get:

atget
sudek
koudelka
goldblatt
eggleston
meyerowitz
simon norfolk
carleton watkins
minor white
christopher burkett
scott b. davis
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Fay Godwin is far and away my favourite.
Ditto. Godwin was the first landscape photographer who's photographs said to me that there's ways of seeing beyond Ansel Adams, et. al.. Found many more since: Robert Adams, John Gossage, William Clift, Frank Gohlke, Lewis Baltz, Henry Wessel, Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, … on and on.
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Thumbs up Landscape Photographers

I studied & used Ansel Adams' Zone System for determining exposures and used it more or less constantly in conjunction with my Weston Light Meter.

Quite like Joe Cornish's work, he gets a lot of coverage in British Magazines.
Checkout these on-line UK mags: - http://www.onlandscape.co.uk/
http://www.uklandscape.net/

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Unfortunately we just lost a great one. Ray McSaveney passed away earlier this month. Here is a link to his website: http://www.raymcsavaneyphotography.com If you have not seen his work please take a moment and look at his images. John Sexton and he were close and wrote a great tribute to him on his website.
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For those who like McKenna, you may also like Josef Hofflehner.

There are so many... Koudelka has produced incredible landscape work with a strong graphical and abstract quality (Chaos is one amazing body of work). I love Brett Weston and some of Edward Weston's work, some of Paul Caponigro's work, while less obvious than most, can have a sublime quality. Salgado's genesis contains many wonderful landscapes, Sexton, Alan Ross, Huntingdon Witherill and Ansel Adams all have stunning work....

I'm less interested in images without people or signs of people these days, so tend towards the documentary landscape thing. While I loved and still enjoy the classic work of Sexton, Ross and Co, I find they all kinda merge together now. I looked up Ray McSaveney's work and, lovely as it is, some of the shots look like they were from the same tripod holes as Sexton or Adams. Its perhaps good than things have moved on, but I am not sure there has been anything quite as significant in the last ten years as in preceding decades.
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Alec Soth

I feel he really conveys a sense of place...not just what a good exposure or a pretty sunset is.
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