MFAEDA 711 – Influences

How exactly does someone go from future fighter pilot to aspiring aeronautical engineer to professional political scientist and end-up studying experimental and documentary arts?

Primary Influences


Physicists

Photographers

Culinary creatives

Mixed-media artists

Audio Odysseys

Filmmakers and Films

Cautionary tales

Secondary Influences


Poets

John Donne¬†(1572‚Äď1631)¬†– Elegy XIX: To his mistress upon going to bed

Photographers

Yousuf Karsh
Platon Antoniou
Patrick Demarchelier
Steve McCurry
Philippe Halsman
Nan Goldin
Rankin
Larry Sultan

Filmmakers and Films

Laura Poitras
Apocalypse Now (1979) – dir., Francis Ford Coppola
Amadeus (1984) Рdir., Milos Forman

Audio Odysseys

Serial
Louis Jordan
Sam Cooke
George Gershwin