In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Inspiration.”
In June of 2014, I wrote a blog post about my photography inspirations. I was about to skip this week’s theme as a duplicate, when I realized I would actually like to return to that post, and see if I still feel the same inspirations.
Fourteen months ago, I wrote that I was inspired by the everyday beauty around me. That still stands true for me. There is a simple, authentic joy that comes from connecting with everyday beauty in my life through photography. There is vast pleasure in creating beauty from something ordinary.
Like a vintage pitcher and some simple baby’s breath…regular, everyday objects that somehow speak to me. Sometimes I really jazz them up with post processing, just for fun, and to see what I like. I find if I keep the subject itself ordinary and clutter-free, I really go for a pumped up texture and added colors. Now and then, a painterly feel washes over my images.
For this post, I decided to re-shoot the same object from 14 months ago, to see what’s changed for me. Here’s today’s…and 14 months ago. They’re very different, but I like them both!