As a child I was inspired by anime being broadcasted by Adult Swim and other channels. When I grew up I fell in love with the beauty of cinematography. Especially when I saw still frames from black and white Japanese films. The construction of the scenes and use of the background was stellar.
This was beauty in each shot this love was furthered when I started to which Hitchcock films. Everything in the shot is controlled and felt like it was a true photograph rather than a film. Thus helped me understand some of the choices I make and what I truly like. It helped me realize many things about myself and my life.
You need to know who influences and most importantly why? Are you a dentist but all of your mentors are politicians maybe you have a strong interest to have a political career. Sometimes it truly makes you a better artist to understand what influenced your creativiy.
Find your mentors,