Photographic influences

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  1. markc

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    It's probably rather easy to name photographers that have influenced our work, but how about inspiration from other types of media?

    I tell people I want to photograph the way Neil Gaiman writes. I would also say Tim Powers has had an influence. And thinking about it just now, I realized that Robert Anton Wilson has had a much bigger impact than I was previously conscious of.

    In music, it's been Bel Canto, Sisters of Mercy, and a good helping of Mike Doughty.

    These aren't just artists I like. I can point to specific things in my photography that echo what I've picked up from these other artists.
     
  2. MDowdey

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    Music: Van Halen, Right Now

    Books: Anything Dean koontz

    Movies/cinematography: Fight Club

    these things have warped/molded my brain into taking the kinds of pictures i take..


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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, I knew I liked you! :lol:
     
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    *high five!*


    Oh yeah, movies. Definitely Pi, both in mood an cinematography. Run Lola Run in some story aspects. Memento, Blade Runner, Fight Club, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    cool, I saw Soul Coughing opening for the Dave Matthews Band back in '98. It was choice bro.
     
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    Pi - Wow... you are the first person I've met that has seen that movie.

    It's been a while since I've watched it, but I do remember the cinematography was impressive. I may have to dust it off and give it a go again ....
     
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    It's one of my mostest favoritest movies. The soundtrack is really, really good, too.
     
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    I saw Pi in the theater when it was out, seriously messed up movie, good stuff. :D
     
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    OH i know lots of people that have seen PI, but The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, thats a rare classic indeed LOL


    Oh and MD, if Fight Club influences your photography, do you to take pictures of dudes penises to splice into movie reels LOL (Fight Club joke)
     
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    Hehe. Looking at that list of mine, I realize that it has a lot to do with the perception of reality and how we can't know if we really "have it". That's something I like to mess with in my images.

    I'm taking a workshop right now (every other week for five sessions) called "Finding Your Style" with a local photographer named Kurtus Kracke. His approach to the class has been extremely helpful. He isn't trying to make a bunch of clones; he really is interested in helping each of us find what it is we want to say and how to say it in a consistant manner. So much of what usually remains under the surface becomes conscious choice. This past Tuesday was a real (third?)eye opener for me. I saw what I was trying to do with my work in a completely new light.
     

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