I choose Nico Krijno as my Under The Influence Photographer. His photo from the series”Portraits” (above with the fruit). I find challenges me to study every detail in the photo. I like his photos like this because it is not like looking at a simple landscape. Most people can scan a landscape once and get everything they need to make a judgment about the photo. Nico’s photos make you want to study the photos carefully before making a decision. I find them entertaining and extremely creative. He has an ability to take pictures that makes a person study them a few times to get every detail. The photos I find the most interesting he takes have colorful backgrounds and adds objects that blend in but yet still pop out with texture and value. In most of his photos he over saturates them with lots of texture, color, shape, and value. Nico is from Cape Town South Africa. He still takes photos and has gallery showing in Cape Town. His technique is to combine a series of objects to highlight everyday objects.