Top 10 Photographers

In no particular order, here are my favourite photographers at the moment:


Light Art Performance Photography are German artists Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza and the work they produce is simply breathtaking. I’m a big fan of long exposure photography used with Poi’s and lightsticks and have seen many examples of this kind of work. But these guys really do redefine the boundaries of what is possible with this artform. I’m completely blown away by their stuff.


– Trey Ratcliff

Trey is a brilliant American photographer who specialises in HDR work. I urge you to visit his site as he offers tutorials in how to take proper HDR photos for yourself. His work was the first to inspire me to take up this form of photography even though mine never come out quite as well as his.


– Chema Madoz

Chema Madoz is a Spanish photographer, best known for his black and white surrealist photographs. His photos have cropped up quite often in my searches of the internet and I must admit to being intrigued by his work. The lateral thinking he uses is something I love in work like this.


– Lightmark

Lightmark are German photographers Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke. Their beautiful light photographs have an eerie, almost alien feel to them. I have seen no better use of this technique yet.


– wearenotyou

wearenotyou is from Los Angeles and, other than that, I don’t have much information. I was impressed and inspired by his work making geometric patterns with photographs. It gives a whole new avenue of ideas for me to have a go at.


– Tebe Interesmo

This is a Russian photographer/Illustrator who does some fantastic work creating images that fit perfectly onto photographs. I haven’t been able to find much information on this guy as I don’t speak any Russian but his portfolio is definitely worth checking out. The work has a very haunting feel to it and I love the little characters he has created.


– Holger Pooten

Born in Germany and currently based in London, Holger Pooten has done work for Adidas, Nike, Vogue and other notable clients.  The images capture with seeming ease a moment of action rather than posed or static subjects. The lighting is fantastic and I really like the quality of his work. I also love the exploded views some of his shots offer.


– Alexey Titarenko

Alexey is a fantastic photographer from St. Petersburg in Russia. Some of his most famous work is photos of crowds taken with a long exposure. The resulting pictures have a very bleak and haunting look to them but this suits the time when they were taken. Many of them are from the era of the break up of the Soviet Union so the down-trodden moodiness is very apt.


– Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is one of Britain’s most famous sculptor/photographers. He creates images from nature that are arranged in such a way as to make them look geometric. His work is amazing and I often wonder what people think if they found one of his sculptures by accident.


– Douglas Leighton

I found out about Douglas’s work when I visited Canada a couple of years ago. The landscape pictures he takes are breathtaking and it is partly because of his work that I became interested in photography in the first place.



~ by gakka30 on January 11, 2009.

5 Responses to “Top 10 Photographers”

  1. Thanks – this is a cool list… (and thanks, I am honored0… Very interesting choices all around ! Keep well!

  2. Could you provide links to their portfolios? Thanks

  3. Great inspiration here. Nicely done.

  4. I love the great variety of perspectives and styles you have incorporated in this list.

  5. Great list!

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