Monday, March 15, 2010

Looking for Inspiration

I haven't been as diligent in writing on here as I want to be lately and it seems like a bit of a cop out to start again with a link to another persons blog, but that's what I'm going to do! I came across a blog post about the places the writer looks for photographic inspiration and I liked it. Inspiration is a hard thing to come by sometimes, I'd love to hear if you have your own methods!

Check out: Five Places I Go to Find Photographic Inspiration by Thomas Hawk

Lately I've turned a lot to painting with acrylics as a creative outlet, maybe I'll start posting some images of them here for feedback.I really enjoy painting but I'm starting to miss photography a lot. Luckily, I will be starting my project collaborating with a local senior center soon.

In college I found critique to be one of the more inspiring aspects of the creative process. A group of creative people focusing on what worked in an image and what could've made it better, added meaning or given it more visual appeal. It's nice to be told that someone enjoys your work but that doesn't usually allow you to grow as an artist, I think the real question is 'What could be better? How can I improve this?' even when it's hard to hear. I know I developed some of my stronger ideas in college through critiques and off shoots of conversations at them.