Our own Jim Galli. For years I have been able to make blurry pictures; sometimes without even trying.
The problem was never how to make 'em but to know when and why to make 'em. And even more important was the insight into how to look at soft images and distill aesthetic and emotional values from what I was seeing.
Thanks Jim for setting me on the path!
In no particular order:
Frank Le Petit
Nearly all commercial shooters. Many of them using large format gear. Many also doing post processing, which some here may not like.
When you photograph for work, sometimes clients ask you to emulate a style of another photographer, though luckily that does not happen too often to me. Mostly I get to work as a creative partner, giving my input and interpretation towards creating compelling images. It is good to be aware of trends, but I need to maintain a distinct look to my images. Also, 99.9% of the images I do are created in-camera, and need no post processing. Currently mostly shooting large format (4x5), though sometimes medium format, and for some musicians I still use 35mm gear.
Gordon Moat Photography
I see a lot of work I admire, but influence #1 has to William Eggleston - "I am at war with the obvious" - with him all the way!