Howard Schatz is a total photo rockstar. He does everything, seriously everything, from creating his own human-drawn typefaces to more esoteric nudes and classical portraiture. If you go to his :: website :: you will see the incredible, and somewhat overwhelming, scope of his work. It's clear that this guy is so prolific because he just loves to explore with the camera. The downfall is, not all of his images work -- especially the psychedelic dream-like ones, which don't age well (just my opinion).
I am still totally in awe of his technique and a huge fan of his diverse collection of really solid photography. He is no doubt a master at capturing texture and the beauty of the human form.