Except in outer space photography does not occur in a vacuum.
Learn by doing and also seeing (and acknowledging) what others have accomplished.
Artists past and present that have influenced my photography
Harry Callahan & Aaron Siskind (photography is everywhere and infinite) Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher, Irving Penn (elegance and discipline) Andre Kertesz, Edward Steichen, Ralph Gibson (artistry) Elliot Erwitt and William Wegman (wit); Sebastião Salgado (courage) Mark di Suvero (strength and playfulness); Helen Levitt, Erika Stone, Jean Dubuffet and Keith Haring (humanity and playfulness); Stephen Shore and Gary Winogrand (persistence, obsession, (sub)urban exploration) Piet Mondrian (experimentation and evolution); Mark Rothko, Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis (minimalism – less is infinite) Joan Miro and Paul Klee (externalizing the internal cosmos) M.C. Escher (optical illusions); Alexander Calder and George Rickey (graceful motion); Georgia O’Keefe and Joan Mitchell (beauty) Anthe Zacharias (experimentation and playfulness)
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