as a photographer you’ll have to find inspiration in other artists. i tend to find it in musicians and photography. i will now introduce you to one of my favourite photographers, the swedish JH engström.
i will give you five reasons he inspires me:
1. he is too personal when it comes to his pictures. which i find interesting, because not too many photographers want to be as personal as JH engström is. (sadly i couldn’t find my favourite picture example of being too personal, so i am posting another favourite of mine instead):
2. he uses himself as a model:
3. his still-lifes make me want to travel to where the photo was taken:
5. and of course his choice of motifs are sometimes really disgusting (i am not talking about this one, but if you do a google search, you will know what i mean), but i just love what he takes pictures of, i feel ambivalent looking at some of the pictures, but i mostly feel like i want to explore this career more:
so if you like JH engström i would recommend you to take a look at his trying to dance portfolio from 2004. if you’re lucky enough to have the money to buy one, i envy you. cause i definitely have not.
what artist inspires you most nowadays and why?