Hal Horowitz


Hal Horowitz Photography
Hal Horowitz (RockPaperPhoto)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Describe what creativity means to you.

Creativity is a mysterious thing to me. I don’t typically put a lot of thought into my creative process I just pick up my camera, look threw the viewfinder and capture what I see.

What influences your work?

As a photographer I am mostly influenced by other visual artists, especially other photographers and filmmakers. Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke and Lynne Ramsey are all hugely inspiring to me, as well as rock photographers like Bob Gruen and Mick Rock. However, I am also motivated to create by the style and energy of endlessly creative artists like John Lennon, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

What challenges do you face in your work and how do you overcome them?

Fear, laziness and distraction would be my greatest obstacles. Thinking that I might not be able to complete a project or that the results won’t meet my expectations (or the expectations of others) freaks me out and can definitely stunt me. Once I do get up the balls to do a project the internet and television are there to insure that I don’t get started right away. It’s taken me an hour to finish this survey cuz of the goddamn Price Is Right! To motivate myself I make lists and try to accomplish each item on the list until I’ve accomplished whatever it is I’ve set out to do. I also yell at myself a lot.