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Post Your Own: Influences

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by SXH, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Based on thoughts engendered by one of my flower pictures, though they were semi-deliberate.

    I suppose that this could be a controversial theme but, anyway, photos of yours that have been obviously, though preferably unconsciously, influenced by a 'known' photographer. I shall have a leaf through my own for any that jump out at me, until then...

    Go for it!
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Not controversial. Interesting to see what gets posted. I somehow doubt I'll recognise any names, I couldn't recognise a picture as "by someone" unless perhaps if it were one of the half-a-dozen or so truly "famous" pictures, like Afghan girl, and at this time of writing I can't remember who took that.
  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap influences my turner ship 2.jpg
    Hope you can see the artist here.
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    This one is a little more difficult. A clue here could be ballet?

    ap influences homage to Diaghilev and Degas 2.jpg
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Last for the moment.

    ap influences my monet.jpg
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Turner - ? - Monet?
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  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    That's two of them yes. :)
    THe other is a mixture of influences really. Probably too loose.
  8. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Karl Blossfeldt (b.1865 - d.1932). A German photographer who specialised in Flower Photography. I have several of his books and lucky enough to own a original print.

    Here's a link to some of his work - http://www.karlblossfeldtphotos.com/

    And a photo:

  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Bit of a turnup for the books.

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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Not fair to leave you wondering about this one.
    You should know it was inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, also Diaghilev and Picasso's crazy scenery that Diaghilev used. All wrapped up in my imagination. If I had been more subtle with colouring, it could also be influenced by Degas.
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Very identifiable! I enjoyed that emulation project myself a few years ago, but yours is superb.
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  12. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    *blush* Thank you.
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  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    My all-time favourite artist, and my biggest influence.
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    This was one of my Blossfeldt tries.

    ap blossfeldt.jpg
    A bit scrappy, but it was a few years ago. :)
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, he said so much with so few details. A real artist.
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  16. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    Beaton, Bailiey Parkinson.
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  18. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Another one of my favourites, I'd never heard of her before I did my degree a few years ago.
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, I can honestly say I am still influenced by her work. I must also say that initially I thought this must be easy - just out of focus scenes. Then I tried to get the right scene, and the right exposure and the right composition and the best way to display it - and realised how talented she is!
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  20. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I don't look at enough photographs to know whether I'm being inspired or influenced by anyone else!
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