Rural photography recommendations?
March 7, 2013 9:29 AM   Subscribe

When living in the city I had no problem finding photographers to look to for new ways of seeing that particular environment. Now that I live in a fairly rural area, I'm looking for recommendations of photographers—particularly contemporary ones—who have an interesting take on rural or wilderness photography. I'm specifically not looking for landscape/wildlife photography of the long-lens-ken-rockwell variety, but other than that anything goes. A couple things that come to mind as examples are Lee Friedlander's New Mexico stuff or Stephen Shore's lonely dirt roads (although iconic 50s gas stations are in short supply on the Gulf Islands.)
posted by Lorin to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I like Craig Tanner's work; he is very aware of light and uses it in many ways. He photographs a wide variety of subjects, but if you poke around on his blog you will find a good bit of landscape and wilderness photography. If you are interested in islands he spends a lot of time on Georgia's barrier islands (Jekyll and Tybee in particular)
posted by TedW at 9:47 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Some related MetaFilter posts that might lead to some inspiration:
"Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might have been."
Off the Grid...
Welcome to the Rest of California
posted by knile at 10:09 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Spend some time poking around the photographers in the recent Looking at the Land online exhibit.
posted by msbrauer at 10:46 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Michael Kenna.
posted by matildaben at 10:51 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Alex de Steiguer.
posted by bcwinters at 11:40 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Jason Huntzinger might be up your alley.
posted by RedEmma at 12:35 PM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

What about William Eggleston?
posted by hannahelastic at 1:59 PM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

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