I'm a graphic designer, artist and semi-photographer.
Music is a key influence for me. Not only because of the images it inspires in my head, but also the artistry that goes into it, from the music itself to the album artwork.
I have to confess I had a bash at my own Cathedral Oceans style artwork, after seeing John's book. Providing no-one's going to sue me(!), you can see these over at http://www.thelightdream.net
(click on 'faces')
So John's music joins that of Peter Gabriel, Bowie, Jarre, etc that I love and get inspiration from. In my day job I work as a manager and graphic designer - the music I listen to on the way to work can have a big effect on my mood and inspiration for the day. John's certainly does - though, I think it works better in autumn/winter!!