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Who are your photographic influences?

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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
In other words whose work inspires you, or makes you think WOW and why?
I think my favourite and most inspirational photographer is Tim Walker, I love how his work takes you into your subconscious and feeds you whimsical nostalgia. His use of prop and sets is something that also really appeals to me.
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Cartier Bresson.
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Aside from Jerry Uelsmann, a lot of my photographic influences are actually on DA:
`larafairie `zemotion *EmilySoto ~robinpika
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IMOInk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Photographers:
Michael Thompson
Vivian Maier (REALLY cool story behind her if you haven't read it...)
Man Ray
Annie Leibovitz
Diane Arbus
Richard Avedon
Edward Steichen
Sally Mann (Probably one of my waaaaay faves)
Joyce Tenneson
HakanPhotography (on DA)

and so many more.

Hope that starts ya out well!! :D
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tomaszwieja Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
@ pixie-lee: are you familiar with Erwin Olaf? Your mentioning nostalgia, subconscious and the use of props immediately lit a red bulb in my head, because it has Erwin Olaf written all over it. Keep in mind though some of his work is, well, tough. and certainly nsfw. I think you should especially have a look at his series 'grief'. I always found his attention to detail almost insane.

As for me though, I'm fascinated Rene Magritte and his paintings. Been trying to adapt this inspiration to some of my photographs with, well, various results..
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Abstract painters :p
Don't ask for names, I can't remember names :lol:
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kippa2001 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Cathedrals inspire me. You might see a photograph of a cathedral, but being in one is an experience that cannot be replecated in any film or photograph. The sheer size of some of the and the feeling of the place are excellent. If you are in the UK and want to see a good "big" cathedral then I'd recommend you goto the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, it is HUGE. Also if you go there check out the Lady Chapel inside the cathedral, it is smaller but is beautiful.
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kippa2001 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Whups thought you meant what inspires you not who. As for inspiration I like the works of people on here in Deviant Art. Some are hobbyists and produce excellent outstanding work, even though they are just doing it as a hobby.

Users here that inspire me are

eligit (does great city scapes)
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fuzzypiggy (does excellent landscapes)
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Senju-hime (does excellent portraits of herself, young but extremely well talented both camera and photoshop wise)
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Those are just three off the top of my head.
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AverageSmalltownGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No one~ Why? No artist "inspired" me to do Photography. <bold> I </bold> inspired myself to do Photography. I honestly don't look up to any famous artist or famous person in general.

I don't need others to fuel my love for art.
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HerGashiDidSlash Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama - Their style and view on the world is so fresh, I like tokyo's photography scene
Lauren Peralta - Beautiful self portraits and she sees light
Diane Arbus - Great portraits
Anton Corbijn - Great photographer and cinematographer, his philosophy is inspiring
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
#1 is Troy Paiva of Lostamerica.com. Not only have I followed his work for years and gleaned tidbits of useful things about junkyard car and urban exploration photography from his work, but I have gotten to know him online and he is as nice of a person as he is a good photographer.
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nonotmuch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Photographer
As of late, EJ Bellocq, Tim Barber, Magdalena Wosinska, and Inez + Vinoodh.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I'll have a look at their work :)
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georgewjohnson Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Modern day UK photographers, David Noton, Ross Hoddinot, Rob Cherry and Justin Minns. Shooting UK landscapes is hard work as we don't have huge vistas and the weather can be rubbish some days but these people manage to shoot stunning UK landscapes. Whenever I can't get it together their work reminds me that if they can shoot great picture in places I know well, then I have no one else to blame but me if it's not going right.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thats a very good point, I struggle with landscapes I must admit, especially with our weather! But like you said if they can do it so can we!
I love Jem Southams landscape work.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Jerry Uelsmann,Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. I could name others, but those are really the big three for me.
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Pledosophy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I can't believe no one has said Robert Frank. I think the Americas is one of the finest collections of images ever created. Irving Penn, Angus McBean, Julius Shulman, and Edward Steichen would be the more classical influences.

More recent stuff from not dead people, Joe McNally for sure but that led me to Kevin Kuboata and Scott Robert Lim who I draw more from, especially for the photography I do that pays my bills.

While not photographers my personal photography work draws from people like Vladimir Kush and Daniel Merriam. RC Concepion is also inspiring to me and happens to be a photographer.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I'm pretty surprised at that too! I'm sure someone else will eventually, I love Irving Penn's work. I'll take a look at the other people you suggested too :)
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DanOstergren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Riley Johndonnell, David LaChapelle, Lara Jade, Brenda Waworga, Joey Lawrence, and Emily Soto.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Did you watch Lara on Creative live? She's so inspiring! I had a shoot a few days after that and I remembered a lot of what she said and how she directed and I must say it's some of my best work to date!
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DanOstergren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
I haven't! Is it recorded? I have one of her DVD's.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Yeah I think they're selling the course online!
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DanOstergren Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Found it, bought it. Thanks!
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Jerry Uelsmann, J.K. Potter, Joel Peter Witkin, Man Ray. There are a whole lot of painters too.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I looked at Joel Peter Witkin a few years ago on my Alevel course, I love the textures and tones in his work, it's totally different to what I do now but I still love looking at it.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Did you know he would do things like rub wax into the paper to get some of that?
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I didn't! Thats pretty cool though, I might have to try that with some of my own work sometime!
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rcooper102 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Joe McNally always blows my mind, not only is his work insanely good but just how naturally gifted he is, Iv had the honor of being able to hang out on set and it is mind boggling how he can just set up like 15 flashes, no light meter, nothing, and his first frame is better than what most people could after hours of tweaking.

Peter Hurley's ability to pull people from their shells and create amazingly expressions also really makes my head explode.

I also adore Joel Grimes' work, especially his views on the artistic process.

Lara Jade is always fantastic, I am not a huge fan of all her work but considering her age she is very impressive. I also love her views on the photographic process.

Lyndsay Addler is also amazingly creative.

Those are the major ones these days for more, other ones who also impress me are:

Michelle Monique, Joey L, Frank Dorhoff, Scott Bourne, Emily Soto, Tamara Lackey, Aaron Nace, Zack Arias, and Jill Greenberg
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jamesanalyst Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
i always follow Lara Jade. i am huge fan of her. She is amazing.:headbang:
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rcooper102 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
She really is. Sometimes it bugs me that she teaches the business side of photography with so little experience in it but there is no question about her photographic mastery and she seems like one of the world's nicest people.
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Moose-408 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Can't believe I left Aaron Nace off my list.

I've met most of the others on your list (except Lara, Emily, and Michelle)and they are all inspiring and should be included on anybody's list.
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rcooper102 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:)
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I've just taken a look at Joe McNally's work and he is a genius with lighting! That does sound very impressive, I struggle with 3 flashes let alone 15!
I'll take a look at some of the other people you mentioned :)
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Moose-408 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
There are a lot.

Gregory Crewdson
Jerry Uelsmann
Dean Bradshaw
Jim Fiscus
David LaChapelle
Erik Johansson
Gregg Segal
Alex Stoddard
Brooke Shaden
Man Ray
Sally Mann
Miss Aniela
Jeremy Cowart

There are many more but these are the ones I look to regularly.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I know a lot of people that hate Crewdsons work, which is a shame, but personally I love it! I love how he stages things and the dramatic lighting, I watched a video of him in uni once and I was so inspired by the way he sets up his shot and the planning that goes into it!
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EspenStoro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I'm much more influenced by film than still photography. That and classic portrait paintings.
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Plage-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
While I've definitely been influenced by classic photographers, such as Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, I tend to reach back to classic painters for my inspiration - such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Van Dyke for their use of light.
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Pixie-lee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Ah yes, it's always good to look back at classic paintings too, I really love the pre-raphaelite movement.
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