Your photography influences? (not limited to photographers).

Updated on June 23, 2017 in Photography
32 on May 25, 2017

I’m gonna start with my list:

  1. Eric Kim (duh).
  2. Henri Cartier-Bresson.
  3. Fan Ho.
  4. William Eggleston.
  5. Josef Koudelka.
  6. Martin Parr.
  7. Shomei Tomatsu.
  8. Hayao Miyazaki.
  9. Christopher Nolan.
  10. Haruki Murakami.

What about you guys?

 
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4 on May 26, 2017

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.

 

on May 26, 2017

Agreed. Saul Leiter is amazing.

Robert Frank definitely is one of godfathers of street photography along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, but i prefer the latter (I might be biased though). Still, to each of his own.

on May 27, 2017

Can’t say this out loud I guess, but I’m not really a fan of Henri Cartier-Bresson even after having bought his book “The decisive moment”.

 

on May 27, 2017

I don’t like Mr Cartier-Bresson photos either, I don’t know why he is one of the greats, maybe he was in his time but not today, there are people here in this forum with much better photos than Cartier-Bresson.
I admire more than the photos the philosophy on photography that Photographers like Jay Maisel, or Jim Richardson, or Donna Ferrato or Scott Bourne have.

on May 27, 2017

To me, Cartier-Bresson’s works have some kind of charm to ’em. I might be biased since he’s one of my earlier influences on photography but yeah. I gotta admit that some of his photos are quite lacking though.

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1 on May 27, 2017

Masahisa Fukase
Masao Yamamoto
Trent Parke

Music:
Nujabes
Converge
Alice Coltrane
Envy

Directors:
Tarkovsky
Wong Kar Wai
Satoshi Kon

Writers/Authors:
Murakami

Painters:
Whistler
I hate to admit it but my Dad (who is a painter)

on May 27, 2017

When it comes to music, prolly Deafheaven, The Contortionist, Animals As Leaders, and some classical stuffs (liszt, schumann, strauss, bach, etc).

Murakami certainly really influenced me in the way i’m seeing the world, especially “The Wind Up Bird Chronicle,” “1Q84,” “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki,” and “Kafka On The Shore.”

Your father is a painter? That’s amazing man.

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1 on May 27, 2017

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.

Photographers:

Moriyama Daido
Bruce Gilden
Brassai
Morten Krogvold
Giorgia Fiorio
Kai Fusayoshi

Writers/Poets

Vladimir Nabokov
Jourge Louis Borges
Natsume Souseki

Painters

Rembrandt
Edvard Munch
Carravaggio

on May 27, 2017

Ahhh Moriyama Daido and Bruce Gilden, another favorites of mine.

I am still halfway through “I Am A Cat.” It’s a very interesting book so far.
Like I said before, Murakami’s works kinda affect my photography process. His works made me see the world in a whole different light (don’t knowbin a good way or bad).

When it comes to painter: I think Dali, and Gustav Klimt are my biggest influence.

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0 on May 27, 2017

Charles Embrey says: The painter Johannes Vermeer. Fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Ellen von Unwerth. Man Ray.

 

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0 on June 2, 2017

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 !

 

Greetz Joannis 

 

 

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0 on June 2, 2017

 

My inspiration currently comes from.. Kevin Mullins, Ted Vieira and of course Eric Kim

Non photographers.. Artist Edward Hopper

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0 on June 2, 2017

Honored for the shout out keneth. 

My favorites

  •  Koudelka , for his photos and simple lifestyle 
  • Cartier bresson for his zen philosophy 
  • avedon for his soulful portraits 
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0 on June 3, 2017

 

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…..

 

 

 

 

 

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0 on June 3, 2017

My current influences are youtubers. 

  1. Kai Wong.  I discovered Kai’s videos around 2010-11 at a time when I had become bored and uninspired with my photography.  Kai showed me that photography could be fun and doesn’t have to be taken seriously all the time.  
  2. Tony & Chelsea Northrup.  I’ve learned a lot from watching their videos, particularly when it comes to moving with the times and embracing new technologies and new methods.
  3. Eric Kim (of course).  I like Eric’s philosophy on minimalism and his interesting composition techniques.  Eric is someone who dares to be different and refuses to conform.
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0 on June 4, 2017

Stephen Shore

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0 on June 4, 2017

Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer, Willy Ronis, Bach, Jimmy Hendrix and John Coltrane are my main inspiration.

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1 on June 5, 2017

I wanna add some names

Sebastiao Salgado

Vivan maier

Robert Capa

Ara Güler

Caravaggio

Rembrandt

Vermeer

 

 

on June 23, 2017

Caravaggio and Ara Güler…really nice influences here, dude 🙂

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0 on June 7, 2017

Outside of photography: 

Salvador Dali
Rene Magritte
Van Gogh
Madlib
Pharaohe Monch 
Brazilian Jazz 

Photography: 

Alex Webb
Harry Gruyaert 
William Klein 
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Bruce Gilden
Carl de Keyzer 
Alexey Titarenko 
Josef Koudelka 
and much more 🙂 
 

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0 on June 9, 2017

I enjoyed this strand very much.  I find it especially interesting those of you who list influences from literature and music.  Could you be more specific in how you and your photography is influenced by those artists?

 

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0 on June 11, 2017

Thanks for the input everyone!

As for @Mbfitzmahan, i think certain literature influences the way we perceive our world, thus influences our photography as well; the same goes with music, and any other art forms.

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0 on June 12, 2017

Thank you, kenethkaceketan. I wondered if you could show me a photo and how a specific piece of literature placed its mark on it?  

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0 on June 16, 2017

For me, out of great photographers, is Music and my mood.

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0 on June 16, 2017

In no specific order:
Eugene Smith
Bob Capa
Margaret Bourke-White
Michael Freeman
Dave Duchemin
All the Life and Saturday Evening Post photographers I grew up looking at
Brassai
Gordon Parks
1960’s Rock Photographers
John Berger (Ways of Seeing)
Minor White
Geoff Dyer (The Ongoing Moment)
Walter Benjamin
The Impressionists
Tod Papageorge
Eileen Rafferty
Moryama
Kurosawa

Alfred Hitchcock’s B&W movies (Saboteur and 39 steps especially)

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0 on June 21, 2017

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.

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0 on June 21, 2017

Don’t know that much photographer for now but my list is:

1. Eric Kim 
2. Steve McCury
3. Yann Arthus Bertrand
4. Quentin Tarentino
5. Christopher Nolan
5. Nicolas Winding Refn

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