The phenomenon of inspiration and influence.
We were asked to go through our personal archives and pick a couple of shots which celebrate the influence of other photographers in your work.
This was easy for me to do I have so many images where elements could be associated with other photographers styles. I enjoy learning and developing my photographers eye because you can get inspiration from anywhere and anything.
I took this image in Luna Park at St Kilda’s ,Melbourne. Firstly I noticed the pose of the lady. It mimics the elephant in more ways than one. There is a grey base on the elephant statue and the scooter is grey . I remember walking round to get a better angle to the right to get more of the lady in the shot. As I was taking this shot I was thinking about Martin Parr, Matt Stuart and Elliot Erwin.
A Irina Lastovskaya image which was used in part 4 of the course. Layered Complex and mysterious. was the inspiaration for this image. Fraser Island Australia.
This image was inspired by Salvador Dali. I had his paintings in mind when I spotted this guy dressed all in black. So I followed him and got lucky with this image. Royal Botanical Gardens , Sydney, Austarlia.
Trent Parke is favourite photographer of mine and I try to find elements of his images when I wander around. The unusual in the usual. Manly Ferry, Australia
Martin Parr inspired image as I noticed the different dimensions. A small man with a big door. China Town, Manchester.
Rut Blees inspired this shot again from Part 4 of the coursework. I always now look for reflections in puddles. Afflecks Palace, Manchester.