I just wrote a post about it, but I’m sure I forgot a lot of artists… :/
My random inspiration
Saul Lieter-his color looks like paintings
Eduardo Flores aka Bayo-painter/pencil drawer, love his minimalistic and weird style really inspires me to think more
Flying Lotus-one of my favorite producers his music is like one large composition each sound, blip, and kick is a brush stroke. His music can put you in a totally different mind frame
60’s 70’s and 80’s album covers they are sick and creative
Eric Kim- black and white style and fearless approach, love his close-up portraits, his hustle not only for photography but also business has really fueled a fire for me
Dan Perfect – Abstract painter, his colors are very similar to graffiti artist love all his color profiles
Gary Vee- Dudes hustle inspires the shit out of me, the way he works and thinks its awesome
Relentless- One of my fav books, by Michael Jordan’s trainer, helps you get inside the mind of top athletes and how they had to be relentless to reach their goals.
Let me think a bit…
In landscape, ruins and portraits: Caspar David Friedrich, Joseph Mallord William Turner Peter Brueguel (both) some more painters from that eras. I would like to learn also from other painters for example, the one that made the portrait of Davis Friedrich himself and I just forgot his name (sorry!) I love mixing techniques of technical photography with the composition, aesthetics and mood of romantic painting, specially with 120 film
In street photography: Daido Moriyama, Junku Nishimura, the Provoke Magazine Crew, Tatsuo Suzuki, and, of course, Josef Koudelka and Henri Cartier-Bresson (love to use a 50mm or equivalent).