I'v been away for a while due to me getting sick and a massive hardware failure from a software upgrade (yes Macs are not invincible) which has kind of killed my creative mood for the most part, but today I'm trying to get back in the spirit.
One of my favorite photographers, of all time, is Richard Avedon. If you've ever seen portraits shot on a solid white background, you can pretty much give credit to Richard Avedon. He made this look very popular and it's widely used in the fashion industry. He has done fascinating work in the photo industry which spans from the 60s. You can find his website here. Some examples of his work are: