Photographers That Inspire Me

A few weeks back, I did an interview with Sophia Betz from the blog “The Photoletariat” and one of the questions she asked me “Which photographers inspire you?”

Besides the ones I mention here on the blog (like Moose Peterson, Jay Maisel, Dave Black, and Jeremy Cowart, among others), I listed a number of other photogs whose work I go to when I want to be inspired. People whose work makes me want to grab my camera and start shooting.

The list wound up being so long that Sophia asked if she could run it as a separate post, and last week she did. Here’s the link to the list of photographers that inspire me—some very well known (like Joe McNally) and some you may not have heard of, but I find myself going back to their work again and again. Hope you find some there that inspire you as well.

  1. Scott,
    I am hearing photographers more and more saying how they want, and are willing to help rising photogs. After being around photographers for 45 years now I believe that this is a swing from years gone by. I may be wrong, but it seems like years ago the pros wouldn’t tell anybody anything in fear of giving away their “secret”. Nowdays, especially with social media and folks like yourselves, this has come to pass. It’s really COOL that everyone I know who is a photographer is all to willing to help a rising photog. Its an honor and privilege to follow and learn from them!

  2. Scott,

    I can see why these Photographers are a real inspiration to you. Their Photography pieces are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

    Michael Levin’s black and white photo and Tim Wallace’s automotive shots are just beaut.
    Although all these Photographers listed and their photography pieces, most definitely bring a bag full of inspiration to even a designer like my self.

  3. Wow that’s a great list ;)

    I am sure if you would have a post on this blog, the list would be never really shortened that list I think.

    I thought names like David Ziser could have been there.

    I have become a fan of Erik Almas, thanks for introducing that link. Amazing portraits.

  4. I love seeing other people’s inspiration. In high school, my art teacher told me, “You can’t create in a vacuum.” His words have proven so true. Thanks for being one of my inspirations, Scott!

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A very inspirational post from Moose Peterson