media // art & photography
Some all-time favorites:
Vincent Van Gogh, Egon Schiele, Caravaggio, Francis Bacon, Cindy Sherman, Henry Darger, Alberto Giacometti, Diane Arbus, Oskar Kokoschka, Andres Serrano, Larry Clark, Sally Mann, Gilbert & George, Edward Steichen, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Andy Warhol, Jules Bastien-LePage, Andrew Wyeth, Frank Hurley, Jean Debuffet, James McNeill Whistler, Julia Margaret Cameron, James Ensor, Max Beckmann, Gerrit van Honthorst.
In addition, here's a few contemporary folk I like with links to their sites:
Elinor Carucci is one of my new favorites. She has a beautiful book out called Closer.
A great guy from Chicago who shares my interest in UFOs, and who took a photograph of me on my first book tour in 1995. You can find the picture, as well as various others, on his site.
I love David Gilleece's work. I haven't got the funds to collect photography, but I am the proud owner of one of his prints.
His work is really creepy and powerful and surprising. He's around my age but looks 15 and plays it to the hilt, creating huge sprawling pieces where he digitizes the photo to create various clone-like images of himself. They're also somewhat similar in subject matter and theme to the stuff I write about, I think.