The first time I saw Kenna’s work was a revelation. I remember asking myself, what kind of photographic alchemy is this? His images from Hokkaido and Huangshan are especially exquisite. Amazon.com still has copies of the exquisite slip-case edition of Huangshan.
Edward Weston & Family
The whole Weston family is/was incredibly talented. I have always been particularly drawn to the work of Edward and Brett– both landscape masters of tone and contrast.
Sugimoto is probably best known for his seascapes (one of these images graced the cover of a U2 album), but his monochrome work also includes a fascinating series of photographs that captured figures found in dioramas and wax museums and transformed them into compelling images that make these figures seem so life like.
Most everyone has heard of Ansel Adams– and his reputation for incredible black and white landscapes is much deserved. Adams was a master manipulator of tones and contrasts in the darkroom. His work remains a valuable lesson for why post processing is a valuable part of the creation of a photo.
Sexton worked for Ansel Adams for many years and is, himself, a master when it comes to photographing and producing prints of landscapes with amazing tones and contrast.
Brilliant and original work from an incredibly talented photographer.
Joel’s architectural images are truly impressive and reveal a highly talented photographer with a wonderful sense of vision. Joel’s website offers a wealth of great tutorials about long exposure photography– as well as tutorials, articles, and interviews from guest photographers. You can read my interview with Joel –> here <–
Galen’s work, both his painting and his photography, strikes me as fluid, always in motion.
There is street photography– and then there is Brian Day’s street photography. That said— Brian’s work is so much more. His self portraits and Detroit Fire Department images are exceptional. Miss his work at your own peril. You can read an interview I did with Brian –> here <–
If I had to choose my favorite photographer working in the San Francisco Bay Area, I would, with no hesitation whatsoever, pick Steve. Steve primarily works with long exposures, shifting back and forth between film and digital. You can read an interview I did with Steve –> here <–
kevin saint gray
One of my most favorite photographers, Kevin’s work is pure poetry. I am endlessly fascinated by how striking and original his work is. You can read an interview I did with Kevin –> here <–
After years of wonderful portraiture and long exposure work, the always dazzling Athena Carey set her sights on a fine arts degree. You can read an interview I did with her in 2021 –> here <–
Jeff is a truly impressive photgrapher. His long exposure work is an unending source of inspiration. He is also an incredible digital printer, so if you are looking for someone to bring your vision to reality, make sure you contact him (you can find his printing services –> here <–). You can read an interview I did with Jeff –> here <–
Sandra has become one of my favorite contemporary photographers. Her work ranges from storms and snowscapes of the prairies to infrared studies of Mayan ruins– and much, much more. You can read an interview I did with Sandra –> here <–
Grant has a wonderful eye for capturing landscapes and seascapes via long exposure.
Rohan has worked and continues to work his long exposure magic on the architecture of Barcelona, Spain and the many seascape and landscape possibilities of West Cork, Ireland. You can view a gallery of images and read some of his thoughts about photography –> here <–
Paul reveals landscapes and seascapes through the camera with the eye of a geologist. I heartily recommend that you visit his website and experience his beautiful long exposure work. You can view a gallery of images and read some of his thoughts about photography –> here<–
I’ve admired Ian’s monochrome work for quite some time now — especially his series of cooling stacks from nuclear power plants. His seascapes are equally exquisite.
Drew has lots of wonderful landscape and seascape work in his portfolio– but his lightning images are especially wonderful. You can view a gallery of images and read some of his thoughts about photography –> here <–
Located in the UK, Jeff is another one of my favorite photographers currently working with monochrome long exposures of seascapes. You can view a gallery of images and read some of his thoughts about photography –> here<–
Yvette has a wonderful eye for the beauty of the landscape and the joy in a child’s face.