Influences

This page is a record of all of the people who have influenced me, knowingly or unknowingly (although mostly the latter) over the course of my development as a photographer and as an artist. While some are simply artists whose work I find interesting, others are people without whom I would not have found the motivation to start creating.

Ted Forbes (The Art of Photography)

While not an artistic influence, Ted is the reason I want to be an artist in the first place. I discovered Ted’s channel towards the end of 2016, and he has provided me with no end of motivation and inspiration since then. I’m currently following along with his photoassignments, and if you’re interested in photography, then you definitely should too!

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna was my first introduction to minimalism in photography, and the world of fine-art photography. He is probably my favourite living photographer, and I find his attitude towards photography fascinating.

Thomas Heaton

Thomas Heaton combines a passion for landscape photography with a love of the outdoors, and he provides my motivation to get up at ridiculous hours in the morning for a shoot.

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is a well-known landscape photographer. His dramatic vistas show the beauty of our world, and I find them awe-inspiring.

Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarenko produces some jarring long-exposure street photographs, turning masses of people in post-Soviet Russia into an abstract, ghostly form.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto has done some fascinating series work, especially his seascapes and his theatres, which all center around a really strong theme to produce not just beautiful images, but beautiful experiences.

Brassaï

Brassaï, born Halász Gyula, was a Hungarian photographer who is famous for his images of Paris at night. Many of these images make use of the light reflected from wet streets, only adding to the atmosphere of this beautiful city at night.