while photographying my violence-against-women homework, i have received some e-mails from friends, suggesting other photographers’ works i should look at.
i am very bad with references, because i am easily influenced: when i listen to beyoncé, i wanna go out with loose hair and big rings; when i listen to dolly parton, i wanna go out with cowboy boots… and so on. so when i see people’s photos, i wanna photograph just like them.
and in the end, i have the feeling that the pictures i took for this specific homework are very simple, not sophisticated enough so one can see who/where my references are. everybody knows i love nan goldin’s work, so a lot of what i pursue as photographer-wannabe is seeing things the way she does – not only with this project, but with every photograph.
anyways, here are the tips i remember i received (and being in contact with this people is already very inspiring):
mr. reed’s method really catch my soul, and was the work with which i was most thrilled. but i didn’t do nothing as poetical.
other very important thing was the emails exchanged between me and my school mates, and also my blonde friend laura, who’s a photographer (and former ostkreuzschule student). while i’d write them emails, things would kinda get clearer in my head – not to mention their answers, always very inspiring. thanx kasia, kevin, jakob, sarah, kamil, katja…