My Inspiration

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We are guided by others and their ways. We cannot create alone.

 

 

I’m inspired by many things in my life. These are just a few people who do just that.

Annie Leibovitz

‘A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people’

Annie Leibovitz captures a moment in time in a way that transcends the actual photo. She inspires me in many ways. She allows her ego to disappear when she creates. She shows us that connecting with the subject is the most important thing. Her ability to make people comfortable and to allow her to show them as their truest selves results in photos of exquisite beauty.

Martin Scorsese

“And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.”

A great director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. I find it fascinating that a man who has created such iconic and raw films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Streets of New York, all of which derive from his own childhood images, can create historical, or musical and sometimes comical documentaries. Some examples of this are: Il Mio Viaggio in Italia (My Voyage to Italy), The Last Waltz-the Band, Shine a Light-The Rolling Stones and recently a documentary for HBO, George Harrison – Living in the Material World. It’s amazing that an asthmatic child, who grew up on the streets of the Bronx and wanted to be a priest, ends up being one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of all time.

Louie Schwartzberg

"I didn't have much money but I had time and a sense of wonder."

Louie Schwartzberg's breathtaking timelapse filmwork is truly amazing. His life long passion has been to capture nature and allow us to be intimate with it's wonder. This award winning Director, Producer and cinematographer inspires us all to appreciate our world and each other. Please watch this beautiful and honest film he's released.

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