Perspective is everything (in photography, life…most things, actually)
When I first started out in photography, I was drawn to photographers who messed with perspective. I was fascinated with the visual aspect of perspective of great photographers like Sam Javanrouh and Richard Avedon. They showed me the world from a different angle. Whether the metropolitan and street scenes of Javanrouh or the reinvention of the portraits of Avedon, I saw the world from their perspective. And I liked it.
The other photographers who have forced my perspective (sorry about the pun) are those who have changed the way I think – my cognitive perspective. Photographers like Kevin Carter and Robert Capa showed me a world that I had to really think about and that lingered in my head long after I stopped viewing their photos.
Who influences your perspective?