Straight photography: This is where your image is taken realistically and the object is the same when you took the photo. Basically it is the same straight up photo that isnt manipulate it is just the photo that came from the camera.
Edward weston was an American photograph. He became a photograph from an early age and he was persuaded by his sister to move to California but he did to follow is career but then he realized that he needed more help. So he went to Effingham, Illinois, in order to enroll in the Illinois School of Photography. Some of the techniques and cameras he used was orthochromatic sheet film, then panchromatic film and he switched to it exclusively. Weston photographed an took many photos of different styles set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. Some of his best images were taken of the trees and rocks at Point Lobos, California, near where he lived for many years. A few years later he had a disease so he stopped taking photographs and instead looked over thousands of his best photos. His work is mostly on the females body in an abstract way. Also he creates forms that are curved that are fluid and round like a humans body form.
White believed that taking photographs and examining photographs was a spiritual act. White when he was shooting he was particular with regarding technical aspects of his work. The message he was making to the viewers was that he created signs of emotion and images which are placed in sequence. In his photographs it captures a emotionally symbolic vision using formal and structural part that takes a feeling or sense of recognition, like your looking into a mirror of yourself but going further than that. He also devoted to the idea of equivalence.
Imogen Cunningham takes photograph of flowers, industry, and nudes. Most the flower aspects. pictures of trees and tree trunks, magnolia blossoms, and calla lilies grown in her garden. Her body of work was described as visual accuracy that has nothing to do with science, but which shows the line and texture of her articulated by natural light and their own movements.
Gursky is drawn to large, anonymous, man-made spaces high rise outside at night, office lobbies that are vast. He was inspired by the beautiful large spaces that seem to be repetitive. He takes pictures at a high angle but it looks like you see everything from the top of the lobby to the bottom.