Whenever I sit down to begin an endeavour whether it’s a story, painting, short film or whatever, lots of things go through my mind. Ultimately whenever I do something I do it for myself but depending on the task that I am doing there are certain people who I keep in mind. My influences. I’m just going to take a few lines and write down who has influenced me in different aspects of my life.
Writing: Stephen King – basically by making something horribly unreal seem real.
Painting/Drawing: HR Giger – his drawings are just out there. Magnificent.
Filmmaking: Peter Jackson – his movies scream of someone who loves what he does.
Stanley Kubrick – master of cinema.
Musically: Les Claypool – amazing bass player who doesn’t try to sound like anyone else.
Kurt Cobain – making something so simple into something extraordinary.
Those people have somehow struck a chord in me at some point during my life. There are also some people I need to mention who have influenced my life in general:
Shannon – my best friend and soon-to-be wife.
Mom and Dad – instilling the beliefs and work ethics in me at a young age.
Leo McKay Jr – for being yourself and doing what you do.
Anyways, I’ve been thinking about influences a lot lately and I thought I would put them down on my blog. Take care everyone and have a great night!