Frank: For me, painters such as Goya, Cezanne, Picasso, Bruegel, Bosch, the Hudson River School and movie directors such as Hitchcock, Peckinpah, Tarantino, Leone, and Kurosawa inspire my thinking about photography. The French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, Hong Kong New Wave, Cubism, and Italian Renaissance painting are all movements that have made a deep impression on me as well.
Deb: Reportage/observational photography has always been a huge drawcard for me. It’s about social commentary, environmental impact, and uncanny, subtle occurrences in daily life that can be interesting reference points for our conceptualization. Photographers Robert Frank, Daido Moriyama, Fred Herzog and Alexander Gronsky, for example, are just a few whose projects have inspired my appreciation for that cross-section of society.