No artist exists in a bubble, all art is either inspired by something previous or a reaction against something previous. Every single artist, photographer, musician whatever, is standing on the shoulders of everyone that ever came before him or her.
To take an existing idea and make it your own is what art is all about.
It’s debated if Picasso actually said it or not but Steve Jobs certainly did, and that is:
“bad artists copy; great artists steal” which is a very interesting quote indeed.