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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Select Models wrote:

Thanks for editing my text and deleting the referenced comment.  Alhough AG nominated me, what I am NOT a recommended legendary candidate of is the 'over 70 years of age' category.  And as far as YOU getting a recommendation... DUDE... I checked your port... you have NO worries there... wink

My apologies

I thought that was a joke

is age a criteria?

And legendary for what?

Feb 11 13 10:08 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

These are four of the most inspirational MM photographers in my books...

Although their work isn’t necessarily mainstream as far as commercial and fashion go, I think they still deserve to be recognized. They all have a unique, unforgettable style.

Richard Tallent http://www.modelmayhem.com/98472
nevar http://www.modelmayhem.com/3005
nyk fury http://www.modelmayhem.com/1440919
Brooke Shaden http://www.modelmayhem.com/1518462

Feb 11 13 10:09 pm Link

Photographer

Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

I really like TH Taylor's work

unmistakable style

Feb 11 13 10:11 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Raven Wilde

Posts: 7

Portland, Oregon, US

Totally in love with this guy and his work!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/801354

Feb 11 13 10:12 pm Link

Photographer

Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

IBS wrote:
I really like TH Taylor's work

unmistakable style

+1!

Feb 11 13 10:12 pm Link

Photographer

Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Raven Wilde wrote:
Totally in love with this guy and his work!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/801354

Lol
+1

Feb 11 13 10:13 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36174

Upland, California, US

IBS wrote:

My apologies

I thought that was a joke

is age a criteria?

And legendary for what?

It wasn't your comment I took issue with... it was that posted by Mr. Paramour Productions... wink

Feb 11 13 10:14 pm Link

Photographer

Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Select Models wrote:

It wasn't your comment I took issue with... it was that posted by Mr. Paramour Productions... wink

Right. I totally misconstrued a previous comment.

Taste is subjective I suppose. But photographers can be legendary for other things as well :

Anyways

I adore Neal Snape's work as well - in particular his beauty shots

Feb 11 13 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38534

Portland, Oregon, US

That Stefano guy seems pretty decent...

R. Michael Walker (landscapes)

Renée Jacobs


also, legendary on MM....   Star


I'm going to throw in Porcelain Poet too, she's not well known on here, but some really impressive work in her own style.

Now, damn, it, who is that other guy.....

Feb 11 13 10:20 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36174

Upland, California, US

IBS wrote:

Right. I totally misconstrued a previous comment.

Taste is subjective I suppose. But photographers can be legendary for other things as well :

Anyways

I adore Neal Snape's work as well - in particular his beauty shots

Would agree as his work is FAR above average.  Also a big fan here of Julian Wilde... borat

Feb 11 13 10:25 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Select Models wrote:

Would agree as his work is FAR above average.  Also a big fan here of Julian Wilde... borat

Again taste is subjective but I would consider Wilde to be a glamour photographer and that genre is not my cup of tea

though I do like some of Marty Mcbride's work.

Feb 11 13 10:29 pm Link

Photographer

Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

pellepiano wrote:
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 ).

I love Michael Rosen's work

( goes to look up Scott)

I don't know if Lithium picnic is still on here but his work is smokin

Feb 11 13 10:31 pm Link

Photographer

Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
That Stefano guy seems pretty decent...

R. Michael Walker also

Renée Jacobs


also, legendary on MM....   Star


I'm going to throw in Porcelain Poet too, she's not well known on here, but some really impressive work in her own style.

Now, damn, it, who is that other guy.....

Oh yah Porcelain Poet

and Star has an amazing body of work

Feb 11 13 10:33 pm Link

Photographer

Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

well, I wasn't aware of Boy of Blue and his creations before this thread, so thanks to whomever posted about him. That is a whole new level of photography and dedication to his craft.

As far as legends go or at least people who's work I admire:

Renée Jacobs
Ken Marcus
Stephen Eastwood
Herman Van Gestel
Mary Duprie (been to her amazing studio in Detroit)
Robert Alvarado
Stefano Brunesci
Philipe
Julian Wilde

there are many more that I am forgetting I am sure.

Feb 11 13 11:15 pm Link

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Andrea Acailawen

Posts: 951

Tampa, Florida, US

Don't know about legendary, but a few personal favorites on MM that come to mind, in no particular order, are....

Richard Reinsdorf (RRPIX)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/199627

George Favios
http://www.modelmayhem.com/650384

Gavin O'Neill
http://www.modelmayhem.com/59899

Troy Plota
http://www.modelmayhem.com/511925

Glenn Prasetya
http://www.modelmayhem.com/168909

Richard Dubois
http://www.modelmayhem.com/92180

There are quite a few others, and many more not on MM.

Feb 12 13 07:24 am Link

Photographer

ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

nyk fury wrote:
i think they have to be dead to be legendary.

Select Models wrote:
What?... DEAD?!?!?!?... yikes... forget that!... so HEY AG!... take me off your list...

No, it's okay Bro!

We've both been nominated to be (self-promotional) "living legends"! (in our own minds!) LOL! lol

And isn't "self-respect" the most important, after all!

Feb 12 13 07:39 am Link

Photographer

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

Posts: 8786

Seattle, Washington, US

i wish sanders was still around.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jTS_AlgxB3s/S3bhaU1BLRI/AAAAAAAABUw/u3_mx32FkxQ/s400/Sanders+Mcnew.jpg

Feb 12 13 07:47 am Link

Photographer

ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Raven Wilde wrote:
Totally in love with this guy and his work!

http://www.modelmayhem.com/801354

Julian Wilde

That's the other I was trying to think of! Thank you. wink

Feb 12 13 08:33 am Link

Photographer

KirstyWiseman

Posts: 48

Wigan, England, United Kingdom

its far to subjective this photography lark.  Seriously.  One mans junk is another mans treasure springs to mind.

Feb 12 13 09:04 am Link

Photographer

NameChanged

Posts: 371

Kansas City, Missouri, US

They are all great that is the reason they are in here ... LOL

Feb 12 13 09:07 am Link

guide forum

Photographer

Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21373

New York, New York, US

Mark Laubenheimer wrote:
i wish sanders was still around.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jTS_AlgxB3s/S3bhaU1BLRI/AAAAAAAABUw/u3_mx32FkxQ/s400/Sanders+Mcnew.jpg

I'm a big fan of his large format work as well.

Feb 12 13 09:24 am Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Feb 12 13 06:13 pm Link

Photographer

ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dennis was here wrote:
They are all great that is the reason they are in here ... LOL

+1

Feb 12 13 06:14 pm Link

Photographer

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

Posts: 8786

Seattle, Washington, US

hey, where's monito?

Feb 12 13 07:02 pm Link

Photographer

Barry Brown Images

Posts: 185

Crossville, Tennessee, US

Rick Hughes

Feb 12 13 07:13 pm Link

Model

Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

Thank you everyone, I've really enjoyed going to these artists mm sites and their personal sites. It has been a joy to study their work and be inspired not only by them but also the models they work with.

Feb 13 13 09:36 pm Link

Model

Delani Thibodeau

Posts: 21

Sterling Heights, Michigan, US

Thank you everyone, I've really enjoyed going to these artists mm sites and their personal sites. It has been a joy to study their work and be inspired not only by them but also the models they work with.

Feb 13 13 09:37 pm Link

Photographer

Vintagevista

Posts: 11037

Sun City, California, US

Adam Chilson is http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pnggood.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/19554

Bout the time people have figured out how to make bad copies of his techniques.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090319/15/49c2cb3c4a63a_m.jpg

He's off doing some other crazy, amazing shit...

Feb 13 13 11:08 pm Link

Photographer

tenrocK photo

Posts: 5425

New York, New York, US

Mark Laubenheimer wrote:
hey, where's monito?

Still here, just not on the forums lately

Feb 14 13 01:03 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

There are many excellent photographers on MM. Imo, these are the cream of the crop.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/519407

Ken Marcus is definitely among them, but since some of my portfolio development clients are moms of 14- to 17-year-old girls who want to be models, I'm keeping this account teen-friendly.

Also Jerry Avenaim, but imo his MM profile doesn't show his best work - and the list is of photographers from whose portfolios I believe other photographers can learn a lot.

Feb 14 13 01:20 am Link

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

Posts: 8786

Seattle, Washington, US

tenrocK photo wrote:

Still here, just not on the forums lately

i had no idea.

Feb 14 13 06:37 am Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36697

Columbus, Ohio, US

Did someone call me? big_smile
I see a lot of forum folks getting nominated....par for the course in here.

Oh well.....try this list.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/262895

Feb 14 13 06:45 am Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Camerosity wrote:
There are many excellent photographers on MM. Imo, these are the cream of the crop.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/519407

I agree. Brunesci does great work, as well as a lot of help with those of us on the learning curve.

Feb 14 13 06:52 am Link

Model

Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33411

The Woodlands, Texas, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/13472

"Top 100 photogs on all of MM"  smile    (According to me, but I'm never wrong)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/8607

"The Thousand List"


smile

Feb 14 13 06:59 am Link

Photographer

ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Vintagevista wrote:
Adam Chilson is http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pnggood.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/19554

Bout the time people have figured out how to make bad copies of his techniques.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090319/15/49c2cb3c4a63a_m.jpg

He's off doing some other crazy, amazing shit...

Very cool!

Feb 14 13 07:10 pm Link

Photographer

R Bruce Duncan

Posts: 548

Santa Barbara, California, US

Death of Youth gets one of my votes:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/2002927

Go to his site.

Many, many MM girls.

Great photographs, and lots of 'em.

You can skip the philosophy.

But he's a good shooter, and prolific.

RBD

Feb 15 13 02:09 am Link

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D-Fotograf

Posts: 54

Frankfurt, Hassia, Germany

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.

"Legendary =famous, celebrated, famed, renowned, acclaimed, illustrious, esteemed, honored, exalted, venerable, well-known, storied, popular, prominent, distinguished, great, eminent, preeminent, high-profile; lauded."

Depends on where you are in the world????

Feb 15 13 02:28 am Link

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Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Did someone call me? big_smile
I see a lot of forum folks getting nominated....par for the course in here.

Oh well.....try this list.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/262895

That's probably to be expected, since this is a forum thread, and most of the people who respond are those who frequent the forums. We are pretty well aware of each other, and we've been in each others' portfolios from time to time.

Since there are something like 750,000 people in this community. I'm sure there are many excellent photographers on MM whose work I've never seen.

Not to take away from their work. But in the words of that great pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinls' "Gas House Gang" teams of the 1930s, "They can't hit it if they can't see it."

Feb 15 13 02:39 am Link

Photographer

ELiffmann

Posts: 1407

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Camerosity wrote:

That's probably to be expected, since this is a forum thread, and most of the people who respond are those who frequent the forums. We are pretty well aware of each other, and we've been in each others' portfolios from time to time.

Since there are something like 750,000 people in this community. I'm sure there are many excellent photographers on MM whose work I've never seen.

Not to take away from their work. But in the words of that great pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinls' "Gas House Gang" teams of the 1930s, "They can't hit it if they can't see it."

Case in point, this fellow just posted in a thread and should be on the list of exceptional MM Photographers IMO; http://www.derekridgers.com/index/modul … ts/start/0

Feb 15 13 01:11 pm Link

Photographer

DANACOLE

Posts: 10163

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

A  M  U   L  wrote:
Top of my head/ n who I like,


Robert Voltaire = http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/8281/viewall


Neil Snape = http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/386700/viewall


Gavin-O = http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/59899/viewall


Brad Mawby = http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1254934/viewall



Also these guys, but don't know there MM code


Kesler

Phillip Ritchie

SYCF

Dana Cole

Alex Lim

Lucima




smile

Didn't expect to see my name here..
that made me smile smile

Mar 06 13 01:50 am Link