Who Inspires You?

For me there are many different photographers that I have looked up to over my career. Each has inspired me in different ways and sent me on different paths. Ansel Adams and Edward Weston have always inspired me to get out and enjoy nature. Photographers like Bill Cahill, Jack Andersen, and Michael West have inspired me to pushed what I thought was possible in the realm of commercial photography. Dave Hill, John Keatley, and Chase Jarvis are also very amazing photographers that have influenced the way I think and look at photography especially in my personal work. And then there is Joyce Tenneson, for me she is the reason that I do fine art photography. Her amazing work with large format Polaroid is hands down some of my favorite fine art photography. I was lucky enough to meet Joyce at a Brooks Instituteguest speaker function about a year and a half ago and it will always be a moment that I will remember, she is a wonderful lady, full of life and passion. This is image one of my favorites.

Who inspires you? Is there a photographer out there that changed the way you take images? A photographer that pushed you to try new and exciting things, or just someone you look up to? I would like to hear your thoughts.

4 replies
  1. Prakash Braggs
    Prakash Braggs says:

    Hey Jesse, I love Joyce Tenneson’s work a lot. I hope this blog inspires new and budding photographers to learn the tradition way to the art of photography. Thank you for the lovely post

    Prakash Braggs

  2. J.R. Maddox
    J.R. Maddox says:

    Ahhh so many to choose from.. I would like to say, everyone has a little something to offer in the respect of inspiration… Well maybe not everyone…=) One of my favorites:
    Jefferey Scott at http://factory1019.com/
    This guys stuff really makes me want to look at photography in an entirally new way. Great stuff.
    Calvin Hollywood is great, Joe McNally is super Great!

  3. retro 4 jordans
    retro 4 jordans says:

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!


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