Since starting to read more photography books, as well as noticing a sharp decline in my overall consumption of photographs, I’ve started a photographer wishlist.
Now, I’m pretty fond of wishlists, from books and music on Amazon, to cameras I’d like to try.
After reading a couple of photography books that featured multiple photographers – and enjoying my first taste of many of them – I started a list of those I’d like to explore further.
My current photographer wishlist looks like this –
William H Rau
Peter Henry Emerson
Walker Evans – American Photographs / Many Are Called
Peter Keetman – Traffic (print)
Robert Frank – The Americans / End of Dream
Some of them I’m quite familiar with already (Atget, Strand, Stieglitz, Weston, Evans), many I’d not heard of at all until very recently.
And it doesn’t include photographers I’m currently reading books on, like William Eggleston, Daido Moriyama and Saul Leiter.
It gives me a structured approach for my photography education and appreciation in the coming months and years, rather than scanning mindlessly through hundreds of images online that all start to look the same.
How about you, do you have a photographer wishlist?
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