I’m gonna start with my list:
- Eric Kim (duh).
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
- Fan Ho.
- William Eggleston.
- Josef Koudelka.
- Martin Parr.
- Shomei Tomatsu.
- Hayao Miyazaki.
- Christopher Nolan.
- Haruki Murakami.
What about you guys?
Most influenced, or encouraged rather, by Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander. I feel that Robert Frank is the godfather of street photography even though his book “The Americans” exeeds the common notion of the genre IMHO. Saul Leiter just fills me with awe, up to the point of making me feel utterly incompetent. What a vision that guy had.
I’ve never really thought about Murakami Haruki as an influence for photographers, but that’s a very exciting thought! His works conjure never ceases to conjure up the most worrying images.
Jourge Louis Borges
Erwin Penn ,,,Elliot Erwitt ,,,Anton Corbijn ,,,Richard Avedon,,,,Peter Lindbergh ,,,,Edward Steichen ,,,,,Alfred Hitchcock and some Belgian/Dutch Painter and from the Bauhaus Ära ,,,Kandinskiy ,,,Itten
and last ,,,Chema Madoz ,,,,,the Mastermind !!!!
those are my Influneces ,,,they build my esthetics plus my greek mind and heart !
I guess my favorite photographer “of all times” is Peter Lauster who is a psychologist, philosopher and artist……who made me ( through his pictures ) understand the spirituality of nature, the beauty of creation… and ( through his writing ) the importance of philosophy. From his pictures I understood a lot about the importance of light.
My interest in street photography was raised by my very dear colleague, friend and mentor Hans Lepel who participated in an Eric Kim workshop and that way I learned about Eric Kim 🙂
I am fascinated by the story of Vivian Maier. The idea of being fulfilled by something you do – without letting the entire world know – and her almost reclusive (?) personality impress me. I love her pictures.
From very early on I have loved the Romanticism of classical black and white French photography…Doisneau, Brassai, Cartier Bresson…..
My current influences are youtubers.
In no specific order:
All the Life and Saturday Evening Post photographers I grew up looking at
1960’s Rock Photographers
John Berger (Ways of Seeing)
Geoff Dyer (The Ongoing Moment)
Alfred Hitchcock’s B&W movies (Saboteur and 39 steps especially)
As for photographers, too many to list them all. My latest inspiration however is Alexander Petrosyan. Amazing images.
Others: Haruki Murakami, Akira Kurosawa, Juzo Itami and Alan Booth. I realize this list is a bit Japan centric, but I travel there frequently and have lived there. It frequently occupies my thoughts.