If you could only look at one professional photographer’s work for the rest of your life, who would it be? I’m sure most of us have a handful of photographers who we like (mine are in the sidebar to the right), but surely there must be one who stands out as your favorite. Mine is Jerry Uelsmann because his work is just so very neat to look at. The way that he combines images (which are very good by themselves) gives you the impression that you’re looking right into his mind. He creates the extraordinary from the ordinary.

I’m only seeding the poll with two answers (because the software said I had to have at least two) — Jerry Uelsmann and Andrzej Dragan. The rest of the answers will come from you guys. Just add an answer if you don’t see your favorite on the list. I realize that this list may become very lengthy, but I’m interested to see if any of the pros have a bigger fan club. And if you feel so inclined, tell us why you like the photographer you chose by leaving a comment.

Who's Your Favorite Professional Photographer?

Also, don’t forget to check the results from last week’s poll — What Aspect of Photography is Most Important? The answers were pretty interesting (though mostly expected), but a few of the comments were very insightful. Turns out that composition, lighting, and subject matter are the top three most important aspects of photography.

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Sorry, He is my favourite.
Don’t get me wrong, Uelsmann is brilliant, but Teller has a certain provocative honesty in his pictures that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

July 10, 2007 6:05 am

I went with Philip Toledano after some deliberation. I think because the variety in his work and control of light is endlessly impressive.

I considered Andrez Dragan, but from what I’ve seen of his work there’s not a lot of variety. He does one specific thing *spectacularly*, but only one thing.

July 10, 2007 2:36 pm

Not a very easy answer to come up with. I ended up picking Art Wolfe because of the breadth of his subject material. Nature and Landscape photography are genres full of many talented photographers… very tough to pick from.

July 11, 2007 5:44 pm


Peter Lik? lol. I wrote someone in but it didn’t show up here.

July 24, 2007 9:21 pm

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