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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.
 
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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 said:
markc said:
and a good helping of Mike Doughty.

Wow, I knew I liked you! :lol:
*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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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.

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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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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