Influences

The further the wading out into photography, the less to rely on something firm beneath the surface.

I’ve decided to choose a single favorite from various media/mediums:

Music:
Thom Yorke

Painting:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Writing:
George Orwell

Philosophy:
Ferdinand de Saussure

Photography:
Eugene Atget

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6 Comments to “Influences”

  1. What you write is very interesting, particularly the final sentence of the first paragraph, but any thoughts on that would take a book full of responses. I am preparing a talk on the history of photo-editing and if you don’t object I could use your sentence to challenge set viewpoints. Part of my research has been into the work of Camille Silvy. I came across a review of the current exhibition of Silvy’s work in London by Martin Gayford, parts of which I took exception to. I will leave you the link so that you might ‘chew it over’. Regards, John.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-02/photoshop-precursor-silvy-tweaked-images-in-dickens-s-day-martin-gayford.html

    • John, that would be great if you’d like to use what I wrote to challenge viewpoints. As I find that argument important, I’d be happy to be a part of your educational talk. All I ask in return is for attribution to my site. Thanks for the interest in my work and ideas!

  2. Official friends, I like that phrase. Who make me happy when I see their work, that’s a nice way of determining what influences you. I’d have to think a while to come up with a list like that. Thanks. 🙂

    Kate

  3. you are the new Studs Terkel

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