Three of my favorite photographers are Jill Greenberg, Dave Hill, and Erwin Olaf. All of them have a newer style of photography known to many as ”hyper realistic.” Their sites will collectively waste a couple hours of your time browsing around. Make sure to check out the videos of Dave Hill to see behind the scenes footage.
Jill Greenburg has one of my personal favorites for 2011. This one is titled, Monkey Portraits. She began her work with Monkey Portraits in 2001.
Bio snippet from Jill’s site:
Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has been staging photographs and creating characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. Her work displays her unique perspective with a clear voice, apparent through her distinctive lighting and personally-executed post production.