How do Richard Avedon and Peter Lindbergh factor in as influences on your work?
"When I first started photography as a means of expression, Avedon was my biggest inspiration. I loved the way he documented culture and life’s various subcategories. Flipping through the pages of "The Sixties" I felt as if I was brought into that era, and I sought to do the same with my work. I wanted to capture the essence of various creative cultures and tell stories that introduced the audience to the world of the subject and/or what the subject represents.
The extent of my Avedon inspiration was merely conceptual though. My visual direction was the product of many different influences. After some time, I discovered Peter Lindbergh and LOVED how he communicated with light. I believe that light is the primary communicative element in an image. With Lindbergh, I learned the power of speaking subtly rather than loudly.” — RW