Inspiration, this blog has post after post about inspiration. Looking for inspiration I often find myself wandering in and out of vintage stores looking at colors, cuts, fabrics, looking for that gem that gets me going. This dress SCREAMED at me from across the vintage shop I found it in and said, "please photograph me in the ocean at night." So we did just that. Stills are coming soon!
Such a simple concept yet so difficult to achieve. I have seen the photo of this Haiku on several different occosions and it has always stuck out. Recently while I was wasting more time than admitable on Flickr I came by it again. I decided to do some research on the piece and found that John Maeda wrote the Haiku and a very popular book called "the Laws of Simplicity" you can see that site here. I am unsure of who did the signage or took the photo but I can credit it to the Public Design Center's Photostream on Flickr.
Back to the reason I am posting this... I bookmarked this page a while back so I could be reminded to think about things before I make them. To really come up with a visual plan, to draw them, map them, color, to use whatever skills I possess to create a thought process that leads me to making something new, original, and totally mine. I find myself lost for hours on the internet looking for the image that will best describe the thought in my head so I can show it to a stylist or make up artist and we can recreate that photo. However, I often end up frustrated and my resulting photo will never be like that photo I searched for hours for. I am not that photographer, nothing is the same. So my question now is : When did we stop taking the time to sit down with our ideas and a piece of paper and really think about what we were going to do. Maybe its time to think, make, and think some more.