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Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

I'm sure this has been asked a million times but I've only been on here a few days. Who are the Legendary photographers here on Model Mayhem?

PS.. I know your probably a legend but you can't vote for yourself.

Feb 10 13 06:44 am Link

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David Kirk

Posts: 4501

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Feb 10 13 07:05 am Link

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John Horwitz

Posts: 2729

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Me too!

Feb 10 13 07:14 am Link

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ME_

Posts: 3146

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I don't think anyone is legendary - as I interpret that word - but in the category of "very, very good and whose presence we are very fortunate to have on these boards" I would list Ken Marcus and Fred Greissing. I'm sure there are a few more.

Of course most of the people mentioned are going to be people who post. Those who don't post and are very, very good are probably unknown to most people, or at least their presence on this site is unknown.

Feb 10 13 07:20 am Link

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rp_photo

Posts: 42494

Houston, Texas, US

Legend as in having truly solid work or being popular?

Delani Jade wrote:
PS.. I know your probably a legend but you can't vote for yourself.

I'm lousy at the popularity game, so regardless of how good my work might be, I will probably remain under the radar.

Feb 10 13 07:22 am Link

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AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10555

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Ken, Fred and Stephen

Feb 10 13 07:34 am Link

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Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:
Ken, Fred and Stephen

Stephen who?

Feb 10 13 07:52 am Link

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MiGel

Posts: 656

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Delani Jade wrote:

Stephen who?

Stephen Eastwood I assume.

Feb 10 13 08:10 am Link

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Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

MiGel wrote:

Stephen Eastwood I assume.

Can you provide a link to his work here on MM?

Feb 10 13 08:35 am Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Delani Jade wrote:
PS.. I know your probably a legend but you can't vote for yourself.

So being a legend in your own mind doesn't count?! lol LOL!? Damn.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090407/23/49dc42dc9239f.jpg
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Feb 10 13 08:36 am Link

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AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10555

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Delani Jade wrote:

Can you provide a link to his work here on MM?

he has a few different profiles on here. I can`t remember which one is which.  http://www.stepheneastwood.com/

Feb 10 13 09:21 am Link

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Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

ArtisticGlamour wrote:

So being a legend in your own mind doesn't count?! lol LOL!? Damn.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090407/23/49dc42dc9239f.jpg
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That is a great shot.. but someone else has to proclaim you a legend, Sorry.

Feb 10 13 09:37 am Link

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ELiffmann

Posts: 1411

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

ME_ wrote:
I don't think anyone is legendary - as I interpret that word - but in the category of "very, very good and whose presence we are very fortunate to have on these boards" I would list Ken Marcus and Fred Greissing. I'm sure there are a few more.

Of course most of the people mentioned are going to be people who post. Those who don't post and are very, very good are probably unknown to most people, or at least their presence on this site is unknown.

Ditto above, I'd add Jose Manuel de Caso, Neil Snape, Sylvie Blum, Ben Kanarek, Herman Van Gestel, Rene de Haan.  There are some others on my list I like.

Feb 10 13 10:18 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21383

New York, New York, US

AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:
Ken, Fred and Stephen

I love Stephen, he's a personal friend, but I wouldn't consider him "legendary" in a real sense.  Fred is amazing, but same thing.  Ken actually is.  Or do you mean just legendary, here?

We used to have a guy on here who went by Old Guys Rule - he truly was legendary in both music and photography and also a great friend.  Shot more magazine covers, ads and album covers than you can imagine.  Dated the hottest actresses and models of their day and shot them all.  All.

Sadly, he was one of the many truly great and experienced photographers who were pushed away from this site to protect the dilettantes.

Feb 10 13 10:26 am Link

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Leon Bailey

Posts: 523

Orlando, Florida, US

If this was based on Back to the Future, then me of course!

Feb 10 13 10:26 am Link

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Chuckarelei

Posts: 9562

Seattle, Washington, US

It' hard to say just a few. I discover more incredible creative extraordiniares when I browse thru here everyday.

Feb 10 13 10:27 am Link

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Chuckarelei

Posts: 9562

Seattle, Washington, US

Paramour Productions wrote:
I love Stephen, he's a personal friend, but I wouldn't consider him "legendary" in a real sense.

Personal friend? I guess Stephen won't be inviting you over for dinner anytime soon? smile

Feb 10 13 10:29 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21383

New York, New York, US

Chuckarelei wrote:
Personal friend? I guess Stephen won't be inviting you over for dinner anytime soon? smile

Depending on the criteria, he would say the exact same thing.

Are we talking a Legend of MM or a Photography Legend who happens to be on MM.  Two very different thing.  Stephen is certainly the former, but I wouldn't say he's the latter.

Feb 10 13 10:30 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8790

Seattle, Washington, US

Delani Jade wrote:
I'm sure this has been asked a million times but I've only been on here a few days. Who are the Legendary photographers here on Model Mayhem?

PS.. I know your probably a legend but you can't vote for yourself.

Terry Richardson.

he's on here, right?

Feb 10 13 10:31 am Link

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dcsmooth

Posts: 1190

Detroit, Michigan, US

Mark Laubenheimer is well known for his basic simple natural light work, one of the best in that genre.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/361136

Feb 10 13 10:32 am Link

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MikeyBoy

Posts: 633

Milltown, Wisconsin, US

.... and then... there was MikeyBoy .....

Feb 10 13 10:33 am Link

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Select Models

Posts: 36194

Upland, California, US

ArtisticGlamour wrote:
So being a legend in your own mind doesn't count?! lol LOL!? Damn.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090407/23/49dc42dc9239f.jpg
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Hey AG... thanks for the kudos amigo... much appreciated.  I've been fortunate enough to work with some legendary models... guess some of that 'legendary stuff' just rubs off... borat

Feb 10 13 10:38 am Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12831

Atlanta, Georgia, US

There are several other famous photographers here under other names to keep from attracting too much attention.  There were more but many left over the years.

As for legend status that is a very small group of living photographers, much like other art forms it's not until well after the time has past that we feel the influence they had.

Feb 10 13 10:43 am Link

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James Ogilvie

Posts: 6643

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Voltaire comes to mind.

Feb 10 13 10:51 am Link

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Solas

Posts: 9537

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

neil snape big_smile

Feb 10 13 10:59 am Link

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Mortonovich

Posts: 5542

San Diego, California, US

Paramour Productions wrote:
We used to have a guy on here who went by Old Guys Rule - he truly was legendary in both music and photography and also a great friend.  Shot more magazine covers, ads and album covers than you can imagine.  Dated the hottest actresses and models of their day and shot them all.  All.

Sadly, he was one of the many truly great and experienced photographers who were pushed away from this site to protect the dilettantes.

True this.


Also, did you know Spencer Tunick is on MM? Say what you want about his art but he works on a pretty high level!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/151862

I think Boy of Blue is pretty bad ass seeing as how he makes his own cameras that are works of art in themselves.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071108/18/4733966f8e2ac_m.jpg

Feb 10 13 11:31 am Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10316

Santa Ana, California, US

Mark Laubenheimer wrote:

Terry Richardson.

he's on here, right?

If he is - he's keeping a pretty low profile, considering some of the forum threads about him.

Feb 10 13 11:36 am Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 7939

Imperial, California, US

Mark Laubenheimer wrote:

Terry Richardson.

he's on here, right?

Isn't he like Tyler's dad or something?.:-)))))

Feb 10 13 11:38 am Link

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Andy Welch

Posts: 271

Richmond, Virginia, US

Had to add an extra person tongue

Feb 10 13 11:44 am Link

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Andy Welch

Posts: 271

Richmond, Virginia, US

Lithium Picnic, TH Taylor, Nikki Sixx, Cherrystone.

Feb 10 13 11:44 am Link

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BTHPhoto

Posts: 6816

Fairbanks, Alaska, US

I think "legendary" is a pretty difficult standard to meet, and I really can't think of anyone on MM (at least that I'm aware of) who I would match up with that label.

There are some pretty famous, well-respected, and/or commercially successful photogrpahers on MM.  Ken Marcus and Jerry Avenaim are the initial ones who come to mind for me, although for different reasons. 

AJScalzitti wrote:
There are several other famous photographers here under other names to keep from attracting too much attention.  There were more but many left over the years.

As for legend status that is a very small group of living photographers, much like other art forms it's not until well after the time has past that we feel the influence they had.

I definitely agree with both these points.  A lot of big names have left here over the last 8 years, for one reason or another, and most legends generally aren't recognized as such by their contemporaries.

Feb 10 13 11:46 am Link

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ME_

Posts: 3146

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I can't really think of any living photographers I'd call "legendary" - and few dead ones.  Although some have taken legendary pictures.

Feb 10 13 11:49 am Link

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i c e c o l d

Posts: 8610

Fort Myers, Florida, US

Do you mean true professionals or legends in their own mind?!?

Sadly most of the legends are no longer here or have been run off....

Roger Talley, Bob Randall, Steven Eastwood, Click Hamilton and OGR come to mind...

I think Mary Duprie and Sean Armenta are few and far between on here as well now days....
http://www.modelmayhem.com/142234
http://www.modelmayhem.com/3677

As for best of the best...my vote is for John Farrar
http://www.modelmayhem.com/680246

Now there are also many great and very talented photographers on here as well....way too many to list.

Feb 10 13 11:50 am Link

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LMG Images

Posts: 684

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Totally in love with Neil Snape's work!

Feb 10 13 11:51 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8790

Seattle, Washington, US

dcsmooth wrote:
Mark Laubenheimer is well known for his basic simple natural light work, one of the best in that genre.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/361136

aww. thanks.

Feb 10 13 12:00 pm Link

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MMDesign

Posts: 18647

Louisville, Kentucky, US

None are "legendary". I consider Avedon legendary, no one on here comes close.

There are a few well known photographers though, some mentioned, another being Todd Hido.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/16104

Feb 10 13 12:30 pm Link

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J-PhotoArt

Posts: 480

San Francisco, California, US

Not sure if "Legendary" is a term that I would use. But I think that Mr. Phillip Ritchie is an amazingly talented artist and super nice person:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/43582

Feb 10 13 12:43 pm Link

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MMDesign

Posts: 18647

Louisville, Kentucky, US

Paramour Productions wrote:
I love Stephen, he's a personal friend, but I wouldn't consider him "legendary" in a real sense.  Fred is amazing, but same thing.  Ken actually is.  Or do you mean just legendary, here?

We used to have a guy on here who went by Old Guys Rule - he truly was legendary in both music and photography and also a great friend.  Shot more magazine covers, ads and album covers than you can imagine.  Dated the hottest actresses and llamas of their day and shot them all.  All.

Sadly, he was one of the many truly great and experienced photographers who were pushed away from this site to protect the dilettantes.

His name was Richard... damn, I can't remember. What was his last name?

Feb 10 13 12:45 pm Link

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ME_

Posts: 3146

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Old Guys Rule = Richard Goldstein

Feb 10 13 12:53 pm Link

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pellepiano

Posts: 2282

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

My first idols on this site when I became a member in 2006 was the great Jeffery Scott ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1980/viewall ) and Michael Rosen ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1941/viewall ).

Feb 10 13 12:54 pm Link