Drop the ego and open your minds! Nobody knows everything, we can all learn until the day we die.

Article Dedication

in Honor of

Barbara Kruger & Grandma Moses

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One small minded photog on the photo forum (a camera fondler) said he does not look at other photogs work. He felt he didn’t need any outside inspiration, he could do it all by himself. That is what ego can do…it can blind you! Nobody knows everything, we can all learn until the day we die.

Martin Munkacsi inspired Cartier-Bresson to take up street photography. On the other end of the spectrum, Munkacsi also inspired Avedon with his fashion work.

Compare Avedon’s homage to Munkacsi’s original…

avedon homage to munkacsi

Personally, I get inspiration from most anyplace. We just have to keep our eyes and mind open to receive the inspiration.

Here are a just a very few of my fav photogs that have inspired me over the years…

Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Michel Chelbin, Les Krims, Maggie Steber, Don McCullin, Salgado, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Gail Halaban,  Cristina Garcia Rodero, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Bruce Davidson, Robert Doisineau, Jane Evelyn Atwood, W. Eugene Smith, Martin Munkasci, Larry Fink, O. Rufus Lovett, Weegee, Robert Capa, Judy Dater, Ray Metzger, Erich Salomon, Harry K. Shigeta, Emmet Gowin, Jill Freeman, James Nanchez, Helen Levitte, Shelby Lee Adams, Brassai, O.Winston Link and William Mortensen.

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De Wallen Graffiti 2014 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.