I’ve been going over in my mind all day about what to write for my first blog post. I guess we all want it to be amazing or symbolic or whatever, but I think I’m going to start with just a simple thank you.
I’d love to believe I landed on planet earth with a totally unique vision of how I see the world and how I create my art. Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t. Like everyone, I think it’s probably true that my way of seeing and the way I translate that into my creative process is hugely influenced by the work of others. It’s unavoidable, isn’t it?
With this in mind, I’d like to sincerely thank the many people (and even a house) who have inspired me to craft and refine my own vision and creative voice.
In no particular order…Thank you Helmut Lang, Robert Mapplethorpe, The Starn Twins, Yoshimoto Nara, Paolo Roversi, Richie Hawtin, Tadao Ando, Andy Warhol, Loretta Lux, Takeshi Kitano, Paolo Sorrentino, David Lynch, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Neil Young, Casa Malaparte, Jean Luc Godard, Jonas Peterson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Nobuhiko Kitamura, Ann Demeulemeester, Juergen Teller, Sean Flanigan, Fer Juaristi, Daido Moriyama, Douglas Copeland, Emmanuel Monzon, Mert & Marcus, Mark Rothko, Joan Miro, Margaret Keane, Clare Shenstone, Jeremy & Ash Parsons, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Guy Bourdin, Mary Corse, David Umemoto, Susanne Bier, Nanni Moretti, Yukio Mishima, Kim Ki-duk, François Ozon, Anselm Kiefer & Anish Kapoor. They’ve been the most influential, but there’s many more….Welcome to my blog.