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As I’ve recently become more active with Flickr, I’ve encountered some amazing photographers. I realize that I’ve only seen a glimpse of the artists out there, and I’m truly excited to continue exploring this community. Out of my 100+ contacts (which isn’t many at all), I find myself being drawn to the works of a select few. Here are five photographers who absolutely amaze me.

Martin Gommel

MARTIN GOMMEL

- Germany

The New Hope Fantasies and Escapism

I admire Martin’s amazing landscape photography and his incredible ability to capture a scene. His images are extremely well thought out and it’s easy to tell that he aims for perfection. They convey a true sense of scale and many of his landscapes look too good to be real. I’m also a fan of Martin’s architecture photos and his black & white work. Martin also has a photography blog and a photoblog.

Emily Higginson

EMILY HIGGINSON

- Canada

infinity and clarity slip

Emily’s style is truly unique. It’s hard to fully describe, but it’s dark and I love it. I can’t say that any one of her genres really stands out from the rest of her work, but anything she displays has a great sense of mood about it. Emily comes across as being highly artistic and creative with the camera and post-processing. In addition to the photos shown here, her people shots are quite interesting too.

Jim Goldstein

JIM GOLDSTEIN

- America

Mt. Whitney Pre-Dawn, Arch View Celestial Wind

Jim is like the younger version of Art Wolfe; he’s certainly proven his ability in outdoor photography. His nature and landscape photographs exhibit parts of our world at its absolute best, and they show the untamed beauty of it all. Recently, Jim has also been producing some stunning cityscapes, particularly at night. Jim also has a photography blog and an online gallery.

Anoop Negi

ANOOP NEGI

- India

Racing with the Bulls! The Grim Reapers /~

Anoop has a gifted ability to convey a sense of culture in his photos. He truly captures the moment and brings his viewers right into the scene. Photographing people in their environment is a difficult area to tackle, and Anoop does it quite well. He doesn’t limit his abilities to culture; he also has an impressive set of landscape and countryside photos. Anoop also has a photography blog.

Marko Kosovcevic

MARKO KOSOVCEVIC

- Serbia

Bench with a view Electric fields

Marko has a fantastic ability to present images in new and intriguing ways. His compositions, use of texture, other post-processing techniques transform an ordinary subject into a work of art. The scenes that Marko presents have a sense of strange reality to them, sometimes as if you were looking into another world. Marko also has a photography blog.

Honorable Mentions

Stopping my list at 5 was quite difficult, and I have many more favorites. So to help soften the blow with my other favorite photographers, here are 5 more that also deserve a look.

Be sure to check out all these great photographers, add them as a friend, star their photos, leave comments on their work, let them know they are appreciated. Following the work of others is a great way to improve your own photography and it’s quite inspirational. If you want to see more of my contacts, head over to my Flickr profile. And since I’m interested in meeting new artists, leave a comment with a link to your favorite Flickr photographer.

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Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful finds in Flickr, I’m bookmarking this post to explore those photographers when i get a free minute or two.

October 8, 2007 2:31 am

A photodump feature AND an honourable mention? You’ve seriously made my day. Thanks!

Thanks also for the constant inspiration from the site and the photodumps. Both constantly open my mind to both new techniques and different perspectives.

October 8, 2007 4:02 am

I also forgot to add a link to a contact in my stream. I’m finding that I’m really enjoying “eye of wally’s” Holga work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye_of_wally/

October 8, 2007 5:55 am

Hi,
This looks really great – a lot of talent here, thanks for including me.

October 8, 2007 6:12 am

Martin (Kwerfeldein) was one of the first Flickr’s I subscribed to, and his work is constantly amazing. He’s also kind enough to visit his contacts and leave nice comments too!

Have you seen Dave Gorman?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgbalancesrocks/

He’s know more as a writer and comedian in the UK, but his photography is stunning.

October 8, 2007 6:37 am

I forgot to mention another photographer who you would be interested in.
Christopher Steven B. is extremely talented and has taught me almost everything I know about photography.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherstevenb/

October 8, 2007 8:36 am

Good to hear Vivien — a bookmark is probably a good idea; some of the folks mentioned have sizable portfolios.

October 8, 2007 3:03 am

Great post Brian!
Posted to photographyvoter.com..

October 8, 2007 5:18 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. There’s some fantastic work there.
One of my bookmarked faves is “thescatteredimage”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_birze/sets/72157594274217020/

Some subtle use of HDR and great Hockney inspired images.

Thanks again.

October 8, 2007 11:02 pm

I think stuck in customs should have also been on this list. I have no idea what his name is or anything about him, but i love the way he captures earth at its fullest.

October 8, 2007 11:05 pm

Stuck in Customs’ name is Trey Ratcliff. He’s also one of my contacts on Flickr.

Check out his set from Chernobyl, Ukraine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/sets/72157594514491393/

October 9, 2007 12:16 am


Great selection Brian! ;)
The guy from Serbia is new to me and I’m amaized by his work.

October 9, 2007 12:55 am

Those are some beautiful photos….just shows how much talent some people have.

October 9, 2007 1:01 am

If you wanna see really good and unique photos check out this photographer. Must see.

http://flickr.com/photos/vargapeter/

October 9, 2007 1:39 am

Really good work and photos! Thanks for article!

October 9, 2007 2:35 am


Wow, pretty cool photos indeed!

October 9, 2007 5:05 am

Beautiful choice of photographers from India to Europe to the Americas.

I have seen some of the works of Gommel and those of Anoop Negi ( known on flickr as “ezee as hell” ) for quite some time now and am a great fan of his for the wide range of photographs that he seems to take.

I will see the work of others you have chosen.

Thank you for your work.

October 9, 2007 5:34 am

these guys just rock …
wish i could be half as ood as ‘em …
really nice …

October 9, 2007 7:05 am

Wow, I’m flattered to be mentioned alongside such excellent photographers! Thanks Brian!

October 9, 2007 7:34 am

Wah! Really good post! thanks Brian for sharing.. now I’m adding those on my flicr..

October 9, 2007 9:07 am

Great photos – from all over the world :-) The selected photographers are really good.

October 9, 2007 9:16 am

wow, double bonus, I just found your blog and love it and found this page because of it. LOVE those landscapes, thanks for sharing!

October 9, 2007 11:42 am

What can I say? I like the photos you’ve been cranking out. I’m glad that you’re finding inspiration from my selections of photos — that’s the main reason I do it. I find that when I post the photos from other people, I tend to soak them in a little better than if I were just skimming them on Flickr. As for the Holga stuff, I tend to like most things Holga too — it’s such an interesting form of photography, in the equipment & process and in the results.

October 8, 2007 6:01 am

No problem Emily, thanks for agreeing to the article. And thanks for taking such great photos!

October 8, 2007 6:20 am

You’re right Chris — Martin is known for leaving comments on a lot of his onlooker’s photos. I was quite surprised when I first met him that he was commenting on many of my photos. It’s no wonder he has so many contacts! He’s a good guy, and I get the feeling that he spends quite a bit of time on Flickr.

Dave’s photography is really interesting. He seems to have a really good handle on capturing lines and repeating patterns. Some of his stuff is really catchy.

October 8, 2007 7:10 am

Wow Emily, Christopher has some really great stuff. The two of your styles are similar in that kind of strange… dark… interesting kind of way. I don’t know why I’ve never checked him out before — I’ve seen him leave about 1000 comments on your photos.

October 8, 2007 9:23 am


Thanks Paul, I can always count on PhotographyVoter for some good traffic. Things over there seem to be constantly growing — that’s good news for all of us.

October 8, 2007 6:21 pm

Thanks for the mention of “thescatteredimage” — he’s got some really great stuff.

October 8, 2007 11:03 pm

I’m also a follower of Trey Ratcliff (Stuck in Customs), but I didn’t include him on purpose. It’s not that I don’t think his work is great (because it is), but he’s a popular guy on his own. I wanted to focus more on the amazing photographers who haven’t gone completely mainstream. In addition to that, I feel like my choice of photographers in this article falls in line better with my own personal taste in photography. These are artists that I can really relate to on many different levels.

October 8, 2007 11:33 pm

Thanks Lau. Yes, Marko is an interesting fellow. He has a pretty unique way of presenting a scene. I’m excited to see future works from him.

October 9, 2007 12:57 am

No problem Ed, just keep ‘em coming.

October 9, 2007 8:43 am

What a great list of photographers, thanks Brian. I definitely have some new contacts.

Hands down my favorite photographer on Flickr is Nicointhebus.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicointhebus
Just take a few minutes to look through his sets and you will see.

I will also give a plug to my friend SlightClutter.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightclutter/
She has such a strong sense of her style and vision and brings it out in every shot. I’m still trying to figure out my style.

October 14, 2007 12:37 pm

Hey, thanks for the leads on these two great photographers! I found some really amazing work in their profiles.

I think we should start a club, I haven’t found my style yet either.

October 14, 2007 1:22 pm

even i’m book marking this page to keep track of brilliant photographers Brian. My favorite photographers on flickr are

1) Jhon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johopo/
2) Anoop
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anoopaa/
3)Jacq and Adele
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacqrojo/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adele2006/

hope you would like their streams

October 17, 2007 1:19 am

Wow Roy, thanks for those great leads. I’ll definitely be watching these photographers.

October 17, 2007 1:25 am

Brian I’m honored to be included. Thank you very much for including me in your top 5. I got side tracked traveling the week you posted this hence the delayed response. Thanks again!

October 19, 2007 1:25 am

Hey Jim, no problem. I need to get sidetracked for a week or so. Is it vacation time yet?

October 19, 2007 2:16 am

Check this photopage too

http://flickr.com/photos/marirs/

October 19, 2007 11:18 pm

I stumbled across johopo photos while looking for a print of Cathedral Rock for over my fireplace.
I love his photo.

Is there a website or contact information for John? I’d like to see if he sells any prints?

I’d appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
Carol

October 20, 2007 8:05 pm

The only way that I can see to get in touch with him is through Flickr. He doesn’t have any external websites listed. Do you have a Flickr account? Or would you like me to forward your contact info to him?

October 20, 2007 8:12 pm

I haven’t got many contacts but bhophoto’s really stick out for me. They’re just great!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhophoto/

December 14, 2007 3:28 am


These are amazing. Great inspiration. I also like that you picked photographers from different countries. I like seeing the variety of both photographers and cultures.

January 20, 2008 10:29 pm


Great post, I always enjoy finding new photographers. A few of my favourites that have not already been mentioned:

Zeb Andrews – amazing macro work and pinhole landscapes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebandrews/

Eric Lafforgue – great travel sets. Check out his recent trip to N.Korea
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytripsmypics/

T Glow (Tadeu Glowacki) – his landscapes really do seem to glow
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tglow/

Tiquetonne2067 – ‘moody’ images, mostly of France
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99996011@N00/

and if you really want more, try:

Landscapes:

Cesar Zarallo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23408956@N02/
Alonso Diaz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigsleep/
Cory Freeman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierra_impressions/

Various/different:

Virginia Zozoya: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vzozaya/
riti vita finzi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9955677@N03/
Karen Strolia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/persnicketydame/

Sorry for so many links, but it was hard to leave anyone out!

May 5, 2008 5:17 pm




very good photographers. thanks for putting this here.

October 19, 2008 3:54 pm

Its pretty cool they have stayed amateur, their work is good enough for the next level

November 10, 2008 5:59 pm


I really liked these photos.
welcome: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nekiy/

December 10, 2008 4:59 am


Thanks for sharing. I’ve found some of these photogs to be quite exceptional and have started following them myself.

January 8, 2009 7:42 pm

You’re great to share these with us!

I like JIM’s!

January 10, 2009 2:36 am

Brian,
I am in the middle of a research project to understand this problem.

Please let me know if you have any comments:
http://kolari.in/2009/01/surfacing-best-photographers-on-flickr/
http://kolari.in/popular-photographers-flickr/

– Pranam

January 19, 2009 7:06 pm

Interesting set of photos and its owners details shared here. A good photographer don’t need advertisements. The photos will work for him. I find that Emily Higginson photo’s are creepier.

January 31, 2009 9:23 pm

Oh wow, some of those pictures areawesome! Thanks for writing about them :)

February 13, 2009 11:41 am

Wow, I am simply amazed at Martin Gommels work. He always seems to be able to capture a scene in a very unique way. It’s either the unique lighting, or the unique angle. Even the shots of common objects are setup in a way that they are very interesting to look at. Thanks for helping me discover these artists, I really enjoyed it.

February 13, 2009 12:41 pm

All these photographers seem to be really talented. I checked out all of their photos/profiles and I believe I liked the photos of jim goldstein the most.

February 18, 2009 10:48 am

Great posts, I love looking at beautiful art like this. These people have such a raw talent, I wish I had 5% of the talen they do.

March 4, 2009 3:54 pm

These All Photographers have natural talent but i really like Anoop’s work , he really have some abilities To Capture beautiful Cultural Moments .

March 29, 2009 6:32 am

Flickr is a great site to get found for lone photographers and the ones you mentions are splendid photographers. I have subscribed to their feed, their photos are amazing as well as your findings of their profiles.

April 3, 2009 8:42 pm

Wow just found out that I was mentionned here 2 years ago !
thank you, Mike.

April 16, 2009 7:21 pm

Wow, you’re right, some of their work is simply amazing. I liked Ed Zawadzki’s work as well. Bookmarked this post.

June 11, 2009 2:52 am

It’s all so photoshopped though! Whatever happened to good old art and creativity that still toyed more with the photographing than the digital post-prod design? I mean, processing and development labs / photoshop in all it’s glory and all that, but still, don’t you guys just miss the amazing and stunning picture that’s just got that magic in it to start with? xxoo

September 20, 2009 2:27 pm

some diversity would be nice.poor list in my mind.

October 10, 2009 8:12 pm

all this pictures are pretty cool
thanks for sharing this information

March 12, 2010 10:46 am


Thanks for bringing these great artists to our attention – flickr is a great place to showcase your work and meet other photographers.

July 8, 2010 11:48 am

Hi Brian,

Take a look to http://www.flickrooster.com/

Flickrooster generates a rank of the best Flickr photographers based on the Interestingness and position into the explore.

Cheers !

August 8, 2010 7:38 am

Hi, great collection
If Ok id like to add my all time favorite landscape photographer Simon Beedle
Amazing photos from Australia and New Zealand
http://www.flickr.com/photos/56497078@N08/
Thanks for sharing

December 27, 2010 9:02 pm

Do you really thing that NEGI and KOSOVCEVIC are great photographers, or are you joking?.
Best
Alfredo

January 7, 2011 10:59 am

Flikr has some amazing talent – too bad Yahoo ruined the community.

July 10, 2011 8:57 pm

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