is this appropriate? i know we all discuss each other's work but i thought maybe we could discuss influences or inspirations. i absolutely love keith carter (http://www.keithcarterphotographs.com). his work is so incredibly beautiful.. i'm also a fan of conceptual photographers such as misha gordin (http://www.bsimple.com) and joel-peter witkin (http://www.correnticalde.com/witkin/). gordin's work is more surreal and minimalist while witkin is quite morbid and intricate. i think what they do is amazing because it takes so much creativity and hard work. and of course i know the 'masters' like sally mann, diane arbus, ansel adams, etc. how about you? who inspires/influences you?