Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol has some of the most distinctive imagery out there.
Gritty, dirty and grainy his black and white work has a fabulous intimacy reminding me in turns of Daido Moriyama, William Klein and Anders Petersen.
The themes of desire, lust and love are heavily prominent in his work. His first noted photo essay involved a relationship with a woman from Greenland called Sabine. This technique of imbedding himself with a family from the culture was continued with his work in Guatemala with the essay The Gomez-Brito Family.
More recently his work while maintaining its previous intimacy has concentrated on two massive Asian cities, Tokyo and Bangkok. They show a photographer working at the peak of his powers who has the ability to move and disturb us in equal measure.