photographer

Preston Gannaway

Photo Credit: Preston Gannaway/Concord MonitorPhoto Credit: Preston Gannaway/Concord Monitor from her Pulitzer Prize-winning photo-essay "Remember Me."

Preston Gannaway is an award winning photojournalist, who works for the Concord Monitor, in New Hampshire. I came across her work, after reading a recent post on one of my favourite sites - http://theonlinephotographer.com/. Prestons work is beautiful, challenging, insightful and inspiring. She tells stories with her images, that hold you and make you want to see more.

A lot of her images have a peek-a-boo quality without the feeling of being voyeuristic. Many of her images use off centre compositions which are framed in unusual ways by the objects and environments in which they are shot. Her Photo-essay "Remember Me" was the first to draw my attention because of the Pulitzer Prize it won, however the rest are equally of note. Visit her personal site at prestongannaway.com it'll be well worth your time.

Sam Haskins

Emma for Vogue Paris - Copyright, Sam Haskins
Maria Carla Boscono, Shot for Vogue Japan - Copyright, Sam Haskins
Sam Haskins is a photographer whose work has graced the pages of many fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. A prize winning photographer and early imageer whose work features the human form, still lifes, travelogues, surrealist influences and graphically powerful compositions.

Cowboy Kate and Other Stories - Copyright, Sam Haskins
He was one of the first photographers to pioneer the production and publishing of photographic essays. His first book Five Girls - 1962, created quite a stir when it was published in the early 60's. His second book Cowboy Kate and Other Stories - 1964, was so well received it was awarded the Prix Nadar.

Homage to Magritte - Copyright, Sam Haskins
flood and drought - Copyright, Sam Haskins
Sam has been at the forefront of the creative manipulation of photography and has been especially innovative in his use of non digital techniques. Sam is also a convert to digital and spends many hours working with Photoshop. I've been told he continues to shoot with his much loved Pentax 6x7 and scanning his negatives and transparencies with an Imacon and printing on an Epson 7800. Visit his site and blog for more information.