What is your all-time favorite photograph?

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What is your all-time favorite photograph? I'd love to hear from as many as possible on this one. As a landscape photographer, my favorite is Brett Weston's Mendenhall Glacier. The forms that he creates, both positive and negative, and use of every inch of space is incredible - I never get tired of looking at it. And his printing of the image is spectacular..

-- Anonymous, June 26, 1997


Well I'll have to go with Brett's daddy's Pepper #30. If you don't realize how incredibly difficult this photograph was to make then you should try photographing a green pepper. I have never seen an original print of this image but have talked to a person who has and he said it is out of this world. From what Edward says in his Daybook the pepper was very small and was placed in an old funnel and photographed in natural light with his rickety old 8x10 view camera. I believe he says the lens was one he purchased for 5 bucks.

-- Anonymous, June 26, 1997


Wow great, but tough, question. One of my favourites would be one of Cartier-Bressons most fomous, the girl running up the ancient stairs in a small village of white plaster houses (in Spain I believe). I also really like the one by Kertesz of Mondrians studio and 'The Fork, Paris'. Lately I have been blown away by the rich colour photography (sorry about the colour) of Ralph Gibson in his L'Histoire Du France. There are many in there that really knock me out.

-- Anonymous, June 27, 1997

I haven't yet taken it.

-- Anonymous, June 30, 1997

The infamous one by Robert Doisneau that went to court - I don't know the name. Man and Woman kissing, the cleanest clothes, busy streets behind them, white scarf thats over his neck as they kiss, in front of the man in glasses. Anything that Lynn Bullock has done. There are some great pictures in the latest issue of "Photo Metro" but I don't know any names. I wish I could name names, but I don't find those things important. The question is what touches you generally; is it the photographer, or is it the photograph?

-- Anonymous, June 30, 1997

My all time favorite photograph is the Moon and Half Dome by Ansel Adams Hasan

-- Anonymous, July 06, 1997

AS Albert said earlier, the one by Robert Doisneau, man & woman kissing,, I consider it to be the Pinnacle of Photography, that photo is Why i am a photographer!

-- Anonymous, August 04, 1997

My alltime favourite is Ansel Adams' "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico 1941". An absolutely eerie shot, judged to perfection, and all the more amazing since it was the sole negative Adams took before the lighting conditions changed.

-- Anonymous, August 19, 1997

tidal rock, garrapata beach, big sur, 1969. by morley baer, from his boof light years. the form, texture and luminosity of the light is captured beautifully.

-- Anonymous, December 10, 1997

"tidal rock, garrapata beach, big sur, 1969. by morley baer, from his boof light years. the form, texture and luminosity of the light is captured beautifully."

Could this be the same rock? http://www.ravenvision.com/chrisrock.jpg I think I've improved on Morley's pic somewhat. :)

-- Anonymous, September 21, 1998

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