MY TOP SEVEN SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
Are you a visual person or you prefer reading more? I admit that I’m a strong visual person and I’m constantly looking for inspiration even when I’m walking on the street. And yes, I admit that I buy magazines mostly because of the pictures. The other day I wrote a post on my photography blog about how important it is to stay positive and received very nice comments and e-mails (thank you for that) and decided to move the discussions here and to ask you where you find inspiration. Because for me to stay positive and to find inspiration is critical.
I love magazines. And one of my favorite is Cereal. And I’m so happy that I can enjoy browsing through their pictures even here in the USA. Kinfolk and the American Vogue are also beautiful and interesting. Before I was reading also Elle Decoration UK, but I can’t find it easily here. Now your turn, which one are your favorite?
It became a huge and powerful tool. Not only can I make my own inspirational board, but I use it when I work with clients and in a secret boards we share pictures and ideas that inspire us. Do you use pinterest? Here is my collection.
I love this microblogging platform. The main idea here is that you rely on the personal taste of the Tumblr blogger who arranges pictures. My most favorite ones are:
Convoy – Absolutely amazing pictures.
Batixa – we share almost the same interior taste.
Northern Thoughts – gorgeous taste
All white – where everything is white
Brown dress with white dots – where everything is brown and moody
Oh yes, I can buy a book just because of the beautiful cover. Actually right now I’m finishing the small book by Austin Kleon “Steal like an artist”. I will tell you about this book soon, because I think that it deserves more attention. Also recently I bought the Gwyneth Paltrow book “It’s all good” because of the fantastic photography by the talented Ditte Isager.
Other photographers’ websites – I can’t mention all of them but here are some of my favorite: Ditte Isager / did I mention this Danish girl yet /, Nicole Franzen, Kristofer Johansson, Ben Sasso, Nadia Meli and so one..
Instagram – it became a very powerful social network. It is a great tool for inspiration if you are searching for patterns, interesting spots around the city. You can see my favorite Instagrammers here.
And at the end one bonus: a simple walk with the camera in your hand. I even challenged myself to take the simplest camera that I have (usually this is the funny Polaroid Pic-300 ), experiment with manual lens… or just something that can make me thing in a different way – I even drew a poster the other day. Usually these pictures are part of my Project 2015, where I try to shoot and share one picture every day during the year – and this picture is not for client or a project – it is just for me.
What are your other sources of inspiration?