Gathering inspiration

Creativity needs to be refilled. At least that’s the case for me. I need input – new ideas, new ways to see and interpret the world. I get that in a lot of ways:

  • Watching TV (yes, it’s true!)
  • Talking to friends
  • Take a walk with my dogs, with my mind open
  • Talking to new people
  • Look at images and films
  • Listen to music
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Learn new things
  • Get new equipment (something small is enough)
  • Go to an exhibition or art-gallery
  • Discuss with other photographers
  • Teach
  • Experiment within boundries (only 23mm, only night, only flatlay, etc)

And a lot more…

Some of these things I do automatically almost every day. Some of them I need to plan for. And some of them happens rarely, but makes a great impact.

As an introvert person I enjoy the company of one (me) or maybe two (my husband), and I tend to not make interaction with other people my priority.

That’s why events like Fotomässan are extra good for me! I’m forced out in the world, and for a few days my head is wide open and I take in a lot of new impressions at once. It’s exhausting. But it’s exhilirating!

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A calm photo to rest my brain a bit…;)

Yesterday I spent the whole day with other people. Talking, listening, looking, learning. I will do the same today.

And then I will need at least two weeks to process everything, write down all my new ideas, try everything I learned, follow up on new contacts, and little by little make sense of what now feels like a beehive in my mind (but in a good way!).

I’ll write a bit more frequently here, as a part of my “get everything out of my head into the open and take a good look at it”-process. Maybe it will be interesting for someone else, mostly it will be interesting for me.

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A mobile-photo of poor quality, but it’s still valuable to me – it will always remind me of Fotomässan 2018!

My creativity is full, overflowing actually, and will be for some time 🙂

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