An interesting fiction about a photographer is called Picture Palace by Paul Theroux, I read it many years ago and have a suspicion that it is a biography in disguise of a famous and now deceased portraitist and fashion photographer.
You might want to take a look at the Robert Capa biographies. He doinked his way around the world, even with really famous women.
Eye to I, Thames and Hudson, 1999
This autobiography of Erwin Blumenfeld is highly amusing.
"There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).
I'll give you my bio, if you want.
There's a lot of sex and scandal and stuff...
Although confined to the photographers that matured in the 1930's, this is an excellent insight into their photographic life and drives during that seminal period in American history: