If you could spend a day with any photographer, past or present, who would it be and why?


Jan 23, 2012
Paul Caponigro or Edward Weston. Or Minor White. It's hard to choose.

Did I mention Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange, or Walker Evans? And I probably learned more technically from Ansel Adams' series, especially The Negative than just about anything.

Could I have a week, one day with each of the above??
that's more than one !! I'd have put Ansel Adams as well as Julia Margaret Cameron ;)


Dec 15, 2011
Bangalore, India
Eugène Atget without a doubt.

I would help him carry his huge land camera as he went about documenting "all the buildings" in Paris, that were being torn down in the quest for modernization.

Slow, ponderous, exact. Everything that I'm not.

I'd have the time of my life!


Jan 2, 2011
his huge land camera
Are you sure you mean that?
A "land camera" is generally only used to refer to a camera designed by Edwin Land - what came to be called Polaroid cameras.

Atget used what we would now call a "view" camera, and died about 20 years before Land cameras became available.


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Sep 28, 2010
Sofia, Bulgaria
Don McCullin and Martin Parr. Both great photographers but also, as far as it's possible to tell from interviews and videos, both decent blokes who would be happy to share their knowledge and experience. Kertesz also seems to have been a good sort by all accounts so I'd add him in too.

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