What influences us to make photographs has always been an interesting question to me. I suppose we have all been motivated to create images by viewing the work of other photographers. I think the major visual influence for me has come from a non photographer. A commercial illustrator named Richard Powers. I discovered his work in the '50s and I'm still intrigued by it. Do my photos reflect this influence? Yes.Does this bother me? no. Has anyone else been driven to create photographs because of non photographic influences. Music? Literature? Is this influence seen in your work?