Monday, 27 July 2009
12:45:48 PM (GMT)
I thought I'd share these people with you, because they're amazing.
(September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940)
He is pretty much the reason child labor laws exist today. His pgotographs of the
children in the Lowell Mills and other major textile factories had a huge impact on
the world and gave people some insight as to what the workers experienced. And
they're amazing pictures on top of that.
His sunset pictures are amazing. I can't say much about him, I just found him today.
(February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984)
If you like photography and haven't heard of him, you don't like it that much. xD
He's best known for his black and white landscape shots of western landmarks like
Yosemite National Park. He used a large format camera, which has massive negatives
that give you amazing quality. (Those are the ones with the funny folded things on
the front. Pretty much a steroetypical 'old camera'.) So anyway, he was kind of a
revolutionary person in photography; he developed new guidelines and developing
stuff. Or something like that. So he's pretty important.
He's mainly just a wedding/portrait photographer, but he's damn good at it. My dad
took a class of his once; he showed me some of his shots and we both felt pretty
pathetic after looking at them. Not that it's hard to do that to me. He won the NH
Photographer of the Year seven times.
I'll add more as I remember them.