Holistic Photography: Excellence is both a goal and a lifestyle. Few people acheive it; by definition alone it cannot be an egalitarian quality.
In photography, some photographers go that little bit further than most.
They strive to master the photographic medium, to understand and use aesthetics intelligently and to develop and deepen their personal vision and communicate it through their art.
Hopefully some of the photographer’s work will seem straightforward, even easy. As though it was just a matter of being there. Holistic Photography is found in simple sight; that’s why it’s such a challenge to acheive.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift
Tim Flach – Photographing animals like fashion models
Rodney Lough Jr – Large format film and stunning, natural images
Nick Haddow – Sensitive, simple portraiture that’s naturally lit
Anton Corbijn – Iconic film portraiture & album covers
John Kenny – Preserves African tribal members
Arno Rafael Minkkinen – Creatively composed nude (self) portraiture
George Hurrell – Defined Hollywood lighting for symbolic portraits
Minor White – Thoughtful photographs that can be read symbolically
Allan Teger – Creative nude photographs with miniature figures
Hiroshi Sugimoto – Personally felt, artistic photographs
James Nachtwey – Superlative photographer tells evocative stories
Jocelyn Bain-Hogg – Brave, charismatic English photographer
Sebastian Liste – Up-and-coming documentary photographer
Eric Valli – Intriguing narrative photographer
Edward Burtynsky – Photographs the effect we have on our planet
Alain Laboile – Family photography as art; antithesis to scientific photography
Henri Cartier-Bresson – Well timed, Surrealistically composed photographs
Matt Stuart – Well observed snaps from everyday urban life
Daido Moriyama – Point & shoot art to transmit personal feeling
Andreas Gursky – Vast photographs that document our relationship with the world
Marc Adamus – Technical skills meet artistic vision
Michael Kenna – Simplified monochrome landscape photographs