As I was growing up, Mom often would say, “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” Not that I was hanging with a bad crowd but she was trying to impress upon me the importance of choosing
the right, uh, the best friends.
In that theme, I set up a new page called Photographers I Admire. These are men and women who’s images I’ve seen over the years and they made an impression on me. Maybe, I just stood in awe of the image. Maybe, I tried to replicate the image to learn a new technique.
Regardless, I think it’s important to know an artist’s (that’s me, eh?) influences.