If you are thinking about using a photographer it is worth taking a moment to ponder the type of images you like. These photographers have been incredible influences to us. Some are famous, some are lesser known but in our mind, all are legends.
Irving Penn – Obvious? Yes. But he is the king and rightfully so. Beautiful light, timeless, elegant images. www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1024
David Burnett finds the most stunning moments in the chaos he has covered as a lifelong photojournalist. Here is a link to his images from the 1979 Iranian Revolution. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/showcase-58/
Mary Ellen Mark has photographed celebrities, destitute street kids, twins, and circus spectacles. Every time, she captures a stunning depth of humanity. www.maryellenmark.com.