Outlaw photographer-turned-filmmaker Larry Clark influenced the likes of Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant long before he directed a picture. Inspired by his seminal photo essay, "Tulsa" (1971), they stole shamelessly in creating respectively "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Rumble Fish" (1983) and "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), acknowledging their debt to Clark's realistic portrayal of the Tulsa drug and street milieu of the 1960s and early 70s. Clark was injecting amphetamines at the age of 16 and, after a tour of Vietnam, returned to his boyhood home to record its seamier side, snapping photographs off and on from 1962 to 1971. He shocked with pictures of penises protruding from pants and needles hanging from junkies' arms, but his own wild ways were responsible for his distinctive oeuvre and also contributed to his slow growth as an artist. Drug addiction and alcoholism got in the way as did several brushes with the law, including a 19-month prison stay for shooting a man in the arm during a card game.