Some of mine are:
-Ansel Adams :)
Fantastic nature photogs. Someday I'd love to own a photograph from each one of them! Michael gets unusually-vivid colors in his; he's used Cibachrome film. I'm not expert enough to understand all the ins and outs of film but I know what I like visually. he also gets out to really remote places, particularly in the Southwest, so it's not the same-old, same-old scenes and angles all the tourists get.
Tom Till and Marc Muench both find new angles and/or wait long enough to get unusual lighting (great tricks for photographers!) sometimes new places, sometimes familiar ones...
Of course the fact that they all shoot with expensive, top-notch equipment is a HUGE part of how they can translate their creative eye into a great photograph.
I just try to take inspiration from what they do to make my own photography better.... though I think the market now is so crowded, I wonder how anyone but guys like this can manage to sell their photography :D ;)
Someday I'd love to be able to sell my photographs :) It's one of my top dreams.
How about you?