We seldom see photos of our favorite photographers with the cameras that they use. Here are a few portraits of some photographers, some they took by themselves while others were taken by another photographer.
When we search for photographs of our favorite photographers, we always focus on the subjects that they take. Rarely do we see the photographers as the subjects. Here are some stunning portraits of great photographers.
Dennis Stock was a photojournalist and documentary photographer. During his career, he was also able to take photographs of jazz greats, such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. His portrait above was taken by German-American photographer, Andreas Feininger in 1951.
Germaine Krull, a photographer and political activist, rose to fame in the late 1920’s in Paris. She was at par with other photographers like Man Ray and Andre Kertesz. The photo above shows her self-portrait with her camera.
Ilse Bing is also known as the ‘Queen of Leica’. She was a self-taught photographer and purchased her first Leica back in 1929. Above is a self-portrait taken in 1931.
Lee Friedlander is a photographer who mostly worked with 35mm cameras using black and white film. Like Dennis Stock, he too photographed jazz musicians. His self-portrait above shows him with his camera in front of a mirror.
Martin Munkacsi was a photographer who made his mark in sports photography. He later on moved to fashion photography. His self-portrait above shows him with 2 ladies, most probably his models for a fashion shoot.
Otto Umbehr, also known as Umbo, was a photojournalist. He was known for his dramatic portraits and even opened his own portrait studio. His self-portrait above with his Leica shows his penchant for taking close-up portraits.
Vivian Maier was an amateur street photographer who worked as a nanny for 40 years. At that time, she also took about 100,000 street photos. Her work was only discovered 2 years before her death. For her self-portrait, she used mirrors and included her trusty camera in the shot.
Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910. He got into photography when he was 35 years old and is known as the first French photographer who worked for LIFE magazine. His self-portrait above was taken in 1955.
The information for this article was taken from Wikipedia – Dennis Stock, Wikipedia – Germaine Krull, Weimar Art, Wikipedia – Lee Friedlander, Masters of Photography, All Art, Vvian Maier and After Image Gallery.