I’m a massive fan of the Japanese composer Takemitsu and the French composer Ravel. Both could be considered impressionist though maybe Takemitsu more so than Ravel. What draws me to them is their sense of nature, mystery and the sublime. In their music you should be able to hear similarities to the type of photographs I take as well as the Japanese woodblock prints I have collected (mentioned below).
Have a listen to Takemitsu’s Rain Spell.
And to Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor. A true masterpiece.
My favourite woodblock prints sit nicely alongside both composers.