Great feedback and lots of views on the Greg Heisler interview I posted last week so here's another one in the series.
It's interesting that when photographers get to a certain age and have earned their stripes they say very similar things. Magda Indigo and I have always, from day one, fought to be as independent as possible from being influenced by other photographers. You can admire other photographer's work but when it comes to your own work, the only way is to follow your own path. Greg Heisler eloquently makes this point in the video.
Learning from others is good. Slavishly copying or imitating the work of other's is not the path to take.
Be original, be creative and Greg Heisler says, go in with your eyes wide open.