From a recent family session.
At a recent workshop, an attendee asked me if I follow other photographers and who my inspirations are.
My inspirations are many. In fact, if I were to follow those who inspire me, I would spend all day on the computer doing, not much!
I tend not to.
I stay in the dark a little in regards to the photographic industry and who’s doing what. I don’t like competition – entering them, or comparing myself and in fact find that to be awfully demotivating.
My list of amazing photographers…..like I said, would be ENDLESS. But I guess to me its like looking at a Pinterest board full of crafty children’s activities, and those gorgeous pinterest birthday cakes. I think, “Oh dear, my children really didn’t get the crafty super mum.”
What I do love is happily stumbling across someone who inspires me outside the photographic industry. Usually illustrators or artists and maybe even musicians. Music and photography go hand in hand if you think about it.
One of my goals this year was to do some work that is unexpected.
And what I have found is that my style seems to come through no matter how unexpected I feel something may be. I just am, who I am.
So my unexpected goal turned into, less digital artistry, to getting that perfect feel out of camera as much as I can. Thats what inspires me. To conceptualize the unexpected in a way that captures the dreamscape perfectly, in camera.
A work in progress! I guess.
What is your unexpected inspiration?