We've been talking photography here at the office today thanks to the fact that I'm still a little weak in the knees about my Chuck Close moment. Also, the LA Times has a really nice piece that traces the most influential people in modern fashion photography. Seriously if I had money to spend on art, a huge chunk of it would go to photography. There would be Chuck Close (of course), as much David Bailey as I could get my hands on, and if I could ever afford to have Mario Testino shoot me looking a fraction as pretty as he has so many other girls, I would be self-involved enough to hang a picture of me in my apartment.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. My collection could never be complete. I'd want some stuff from magazines where I worked, like the Terry Richardson shots of Monica Lewinsky that ran in Jane (simply for the fact that I love that it happened) or beauty still lifes by Tom Schierlitz which are so crisp and beautiful. The list goes on and on... So what specific shots or photographers would be in your collection?