Top 3 favorite Travel Photographers

Posted: May 7, 2012 in Flavors of INDIA

In definition, Photography immortalize and capture any memorable place, person and a particular moment in our lives. However, the most powerful images comes from those who travel since it carries a strong visual communication in motion, colors and composition.  Since the advent of  emerging camera brands and the convenience of travel, it’s quite difficult to pick favorites in travel category.  Here’s my top three favorites as of press time.

1. PORAS CHAUDRY (http://poraschaudhary.photoshelter.com/)

His photos are visually striking, extremely rich in colors and composition.  He is also taking pictures for a particular advocacy and is currently doing the effects of global warming in Africa. I like the fact that this self taught photographer take pictures for greater purpose.

poras.chaudhary@gmail.com

2. STEVE MCCURRY (www.stevemccurry.com)

Hands down to his breathtaking photographs.  On a skill level rate, I must say this guy is incomparable.  His most recognized portrait was the Afghan Girl.  I will never get tired visiting his site everyday, my appropriate itching to travel treatment.

“Most of my photos are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person.”

3.  JAMES NACHTWEY  (www.jamesnachtwey.com)

The images you see in Nachtwey’s photography conveys a profound and precise story.  From a mourning family member killed by a Taliban rocket to a tuberculosis ward in Zimbabwe , this leica user perfectly showcased a humanistic approach to photography.  He received so many honorable awards for his works including Martin Luther King award.

“Every situation is different than the next. A lot of it was instinct, a lot of it is knowledge and absorbing information and coming to some sort of innate understanding of events. “

** What is the best journey you’ve ever had? And who are your favorite travel photographers? Make me happy and share it. 🙂

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Comments
  1. Jay says:

    I agree Steve McCurry is one of my favourites, the particular picture you mentioned is probably his best work in my opinion

    http://jaystravelblog.wordpress.com/

    • Hey Jay, its evident that he is good may it be portraits or scene, night or day captures. I like the photo too I posted above. Surreal and postcard perfect. No one could pull something stunning like that in an instant. Only a SMC! 🙂

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