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In Life is Strange, Max's artistic background and interest in photography means the game is full of references to artists, authors, musicians, photographers and film makers. This page is specifically for more artistic references in the game.

For all references, including pop-culture see here.

For scientific references, see here.

Max: Edit

  • Ray Bradbury - Max has a copy of Battle Royale, and borrows Kate's edition of The October Country.
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson - His book, The Decisive Moment is in Jefferson's classroom.
  • Annie Leibovitz - Max says she has "Mad respect" for her while examining the textbooks in class.
  • Eugene Smith - Max says he is amazing
  • Richard Avedon - She says "it's good to see him among the masters"
  • Salvador Dali - He is mentioned as Max is looking through the textbooks, and again in her room. She says he "could truly freeze time".
  • Robert Capa - His photograph "The Fallen Soldier" is mentioned when asking Evan about his portfolio.
  • Richard Avedon - Max compliments Victoria's photo style if she chooses to comfort her.
  • Edgar Allen Poe - Max speculates on her bed about her vision, "A dream within a dream".
  • Man Ray - Poster in Max's room. She wonders if he would call them selfie portraits.
  • Philip Lorca diCorcia - "My man"
  • Julia Cameron - Max loves her Victorian vibe.
  • Robert Doisneau
  • Thomas Wolfe - "You can't go home again". But Max did.
  • Joseph Pulitzer - "Another Pulitzer for the portfolio"
  • H.R Giger - Max mentions that Kate is in her Giger period when looking at her sad drawings in Episode Two.
  • Andy Warhol - Max has his photo in her locker, and calls herself "Max Warhol" while at the Zeitgeist Gallery. There is also a stamp on the 28th page of Max's diary.

Jefferson: Edit

  • Alfred Hitchcock - He makes reference to Hitchcock's saying about film and photography being "Little pieces of time".[1]
  • Allen Ginsberg - He mentions the iconic photo of Jack Kerouac on the balcony.
  • Salvador Dali - He comments that Dali is a "true renaissance man, like Coctaeu"
  • Jean Coctaeu
  • Robert Cornelius - The man who created the first American Daguerreotype.
  • John Lennon - "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans".

Victoria: Edit

  • Diane Arbus - Her haunting images of sad children and mothers capture the human experience. Jefferson critiques her work, saying that he prefers seeings humanity as innocent rather than as tortured.
  • Robert Frank - Jefferson agrees with Victoria that he prefers Frank's work to that of Arbus.
  • Louis Daguerre - Victoria gives an answer to Jefferson's question about the birth of self-portraits.

Notes Edit

  1. This is foreshadowing the events of the third episode, in which Max can travel in time through a photograph.

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