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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,002
Champaign, Illinois, US


this thread is to acknowledge those whom you believe are the top level participants in their craft/profession here at MM. Those that continually do jaw dropping and inspirational  work that we wish to emulate. I will start:

Jessie Shannon
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1028874

Chris Keeling
http://www.modelmayhem.com/304778

Phillip Ritchie
http://www.modelmayhem.com/43582
Feb 15 13 04:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,002
Champaign, Illinois, US


Feb 15 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Snyder Studios
Posts: 172
Los Angeles, California, US


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Photographer
ph-photo
Posts: 31
London, England, United Kingdom


Feb 16 13 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Caitin Bre
Posts: 1,798
Naperville, Illinois, US


Robert Randall #97702 http://www.modelmayhem.com/97702
Udor              #130    http://www.modelmayhem.com/130
Ken Marcus    #197198 http://www.modelmayhem.com/197198
AJay Douglas  #236898 http://www.modelmayhem.com/236898
Jaguar           #289057 http://www.modelmayhem.com/289057
Imagine Studio #116125 http://www.modelmayhem.com/116125

There are so many more!
Feb 16 13 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Jean Renard Photography
Posts: 1,985
Los Angeles, California, US


The following folks make it fun for me to be here:
Models/artists
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120102/14/4f022c9172f78_m.jpg

Photographer:

He has become a friend and is awesome: http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130205/01/5110cb8eae3c4_m.jpg



A brilliant re-toucher:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110926/06/4e807f2914113_m.jpg

And Ken Marcus who always makes sense in the forums since he's actually been there and done that:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/197198

and others but I need coffee....
Feb 16 13 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Milton
Posts: 910
Dallas, Texas, US


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Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,673
Los Angeles, California, US


I have admired some on MM, and particularly their websites, such as Neil Snape. I remembered first seeing his website and being very impressed with his commercial work. Herman Van Gestel has inspired me because he emerged out of the chrysalis of film like a butterfly into digital.

I think of luxury when I regard his work which features the most lavish sets, which display his art director's background so well. He is conceptually interesting to me, and has inspired me to move more into bolder conceptual projects.

241131 and here's a short film of him at work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWe6h3mZ-5A
Feb 16 13 04:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,002
Champaign, Illinois, US


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Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


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Photographer
MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


MM Photographer of the Year Stephen Thorne

http://www.modelmayhem.com/277819
Feb 20 13 08:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ledo retouch
Posts: 889
Lodi, California, US


agreed with all those listed, some are are also very generous with their
time and knowledge in the forums
Feb 20 13 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ledo retouch
Posts: 889
Lodi, California, US


I wanted to add

Scott Miron
http://www.modelmayhem.com/322475

does things I'd like to
Feb 20 13 08:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,344
Sun City, California, US


Adam Chilson http://www.modelmayhem.com/19554

You can't hide genius
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/avatars/1/9/5/5/4/50ef0b02ec9e3_m.jpg
Feb 20 13 08:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,344
Sun City, California, US


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Feb 20 13 08:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BlueMoonPics
Posts: 3,501
New York, New York, US


Looks like I'm going to have to start shooting nudes otherwise I'm never going to make it.
Feb 20 13 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,774
Burbank, California, US


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Photographer
Artifice
Posts: 30,948
Los Angeles, California, US


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Model
Eliza C
Posts: 7,884
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Marco Sanges work never ceases to inspire me and he has done shoots for Vogue and Agent Provocateur, exhibited in top London galleries and made award winning independent art films:
http://www.lovetheraces.com/assets/cached/images/470x620x95/3124T3654T840/jul_12/BHA__1343594502_o_13386.jpg
http://ugc.kontain.com/photo/20110528/prod_62526951-3f76-4d82-a211-7098c5303f6a/tb_640x480.jpg

His surreal visions are amazing.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/131091

Then also being a geographer I guess I would count exhibiting at The Royal Geographical Society and getting the cover of National Geographic as a very high level so Ira Meyer :

http://www.irameyer.com/images/national_geographic.jpg

But he also shoots the most fabulous nudes:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/102105
Feb 21 13 07:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daniel Chase
Posts: 451
San Francisco, California, US


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Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,002
Champaign, Illinois, US


Feb 22 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Peach Jones wrote:
this thread is to acknowledge those whom you believe are the top level participants in their craft/profession here at MM. Those that continually do jaw dropping and inspirational  work that we wish to emulate. I will start:

Jessie Shannon
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1028874

Chris Keeling
http://www.modelmayhem.com/304778

Phillip Ritchie
http://www.modelmayhem.com/43582

Awwwww thanks so much babe I really appreciate that!

Feb 22 13 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peach Jones
Posts: 6,002
Champaign, Illinois, US


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Photographer
Snyder Studios
Posts: 172
Los Angeles, California, US


Mar 01 13 07:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jim Lafferty
Posts: 1,839
Brooklyn, New York, US


Hmm, Robert Randall came to this site well into his career. I think he's a sharp guy and extremely technically gifted, but I think it's more interesting to see people who have been on this site when they were fumbling with their early creative identities, and then gone out and made something real out of their work.

"Back in the day" Robert got into a pretty heady discussion on this forum about the nature of "fashion photography" and the discussion was interesting on several levels. One, that it laid bare what is for many technical photographers a pretty significant blind spot for the appreciation of spontaneity and mood over the technical merits of the craft; and two, some of the people he tangled with in that thread were just getting their roots and are now full tilt forces to be recognized in the world of fashion photography in NYC. To be more clear: these people who asserted they had a sense of what defined "fashion photography" have by now had their hunches proven right.

For me it's more interesting to see the people who were in their infancy when I showed up, who became "MM famous", and then to consider their professional arc: Sean Armenta, vvv, Michael Donovan, Philipe, Star, Kesler, etc. some of whom are still pretty active. Interesting divergence of paths…
Mar 02 13 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
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