Every so often I’ll see an another photographers image and think, or even say out loud, “Damn you! That is so f**king great…I wish I’d taken that!” – Here are four of my favourite photographers, whose work causes that mental and verbal outbreak, consistently, time and time again. I won’t go into a huge amount of detail about why I love their work so much, the images speak for themselves. I think maybe they all see the world in a similar way to me? I love the way a lot of the portraits are obviously set-up (although not so in the case of Jim Mortram), but never contrived or false. Put them into whatever category you like – I see them all as superb portrait photographers.
Anyway, this is them. Be inspired.
Jim Mortram – I first became aware of Jim’s work a couple of years ago, he was featured in The British Journal of Photography ‘Cool and Noteworthy’ year end edition. Jim is certainly both. Watch this man, he’s going to be massive…
Abigail Steed – Isle of Wight based portrait photographer. I just love Abi’s portraits, I think she’d make a great documentary portrait photographer, I’d like to see her shoot in the middle of China or somewhere.
**********Daniyel Lowden-Stoole – I’ve followed Daniyel from the very start of his career, he produces those amazing intimate portraits of people his own age, friends, a lot of them, the kind of portraits you can really only get if your subject is totally at ease with you.
Danielle Foreman Acken – a professional food photographer, primarily, but an incredible portrait photographer too. Superb, contemporary, honest pictures of humans…I don’t know what else to tell you!
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