Getting inspiration does not necessarily mean getting research from the exact same topic as you. It can be from anything visually or method wise.
I became fascinated with this artist, Edward Honaker because of the way he erased a memory. Exploring his own struggle with depression and anxiety, he has been able to manipulate powerful portraits to move people.
He has shown that when you suffer from this mental illness, your mind it not working properly and it can be struggle with every day life. The way in which he has edited his portraits is dark and removing the face removes his identity.