Ric Kallaher

ABOUT RIC KALLAHER

I am:

an Artist
a Photographer
a Composer
a Non-Musician Musician
a Producer
a Voice Over
a Writer
an Educational Consultant
a Montauker
a Memphian
an ex expat Hong Konger
a Traveler
a Seeker/Searcher
an Animal Lover
  - Cat Lover
  - Dog Lover
  - Horse Lover
a Caucasian
a Contrarian
a Grumbler
a Mumbler
a Pragmatist
a Skepticist
an Optimist
a Practicalist
an Agnostic
a Tee-Totaler


 

I am influenced by (in no particular order)

Brian Eno
Richard Avedon
Henri Cartier-Bresson
William Eggleston
Peter Beard
Robert Frank
George Martin
the Beatles
Chuck Berry
David Bowie
The Rolling Stones
Leonard Cohen
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Laurie Anderson
Maira Kalman
David Hockney
Edward Hopper
Joseph Cornell
Joseph Campbell
Robert Rauschenberg
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Cy Twombly
Orson Welles
Alfred Hitchcock
James Naremore
Francis Ford Coppola
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Dave Chappelle
Robin Williams
Jonathan Winters
Firesign Theatre
the Marx Brothers
Sam Shepard
Chip Kidd
Jaron Lanier
Austin Kleon
David Remnick
Brooke Gladstone
Gwen Ifill
Alain de Botton
Georgia O’Keefe
Robert F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abraham Lincoln
Johannes Vermeer
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Rembrandt van Rijn

Ric Kallaher's Top ('CAUSE 10'S NOT ENOUGH) 20 Film List

01 - La Jetee - Christopher Marker
02 - Touch of Evil - Orson Welles
03 - Citizen Kane - Orson Welles
04 - Apocolypse Now - Francis Ford Coppola
05 - Casablanca - Michael Curtiz
06 - The Big Sleep - Howard Hawks
07 - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance- John Ford
08 - Raging Bull - Martin Scorsese
09 - Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock
10 - 8.5 - Federico Fellini
11 - Chinatown - Roman Polanski
12 - The Great Dictator - Charlie Chaplin
13 - North by Northwest - Alfred Hitchcock
14 - Blue Velvet - David Lynch
15 - Notorious - Alfred Hitchcock
16 - The Big Lebowski - the Coen Brothers
17 - The Passenger - Michelangelo Antonioni
18 - Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders
19 - Days of Heaven - Terrence Malick
20 - The Wizard of Oz - Mervyn LeRoy

 

Ric's List of his Favorite and most influential Books

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Richard Avedon

CAPE LIGHT - Joel Meyerowitz

WILLIAM EGGLESTON'S GUIDE - William Eggleston

2 & 1/4 - William Eggleston

THE END OF THE GAME - Peter Beard

THE AMERICANS - Robert Frank

THE PORTRAITS OF DUANE MICHALS 1958-1988 - Duane Michals

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Richard Avedon

A CERTAIN ALCHEMY - Keith Carter

THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES - Joseph Campbell

A YEAR WITH SWOLLEN APPENDICES - Brian Eno

SHOW YOUR WORK  - Austin Kleon

WABI-SABI for ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, POETS & PHILOSOPHERS - Leonard Koren

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP - Philip K. Dick

THE NECESITY FOR RUINS - J. B. Jackson

ON THE ROAD - Jack Kerouac

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS  - Hunter S. Thompson

ZEN & THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE - Robert Pirsig

ZEN IN THE ART OF ARCHERY - Eugen Herrigel

THE END OF PRINT - David Carson & Lewis Blackwell

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY - Douglas Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Fave Quotes:

 
"I paint what I like, when I like, and where I like, with occasional nostalgic journeys."

- David Hockney

 

"Start where you are; take what you have; do what you can."

- Arthur Ashe

 

"It's not about getting it right.  It's about getting it."

- Maira Kalman

 

"Art is a lie that tells the truth."
&
"Art is theft."

- Picasso

 

"Nothing is worse than a brilliant beginning."

- Brian Eno

 

"A portrait is not a likeness.  The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.  There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph.  All photographs are accurate.  None of them is the truth."

- Richard Avedon

 

"You cannot tell how soon it may be too late."

- Matthew Brady

 

"Adapt, Improvise, Overcome"

- the Marines

 

"Everything you know is wrong."

- Firesign Theatre

 

"Always look on the bright side of life."

- Monty Python

 
"Avoid the pursuit of happiness.  Seek to define your mission and pursue that."

- Rule No. 15 from "Principles of Adult Behavior" by John Perry Barlow

 

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

"Follow yer heart."

- the character of 'Waco' in MAD DOG BLUES by Sam Shepard