Inspiration can come from anywhere really. Your favorite book, life, something you watched on TV or maybe something you saw while driving somewhere. Another place to look is at the bookstore and to peruse through coffee table picture books, my favorite thing to do by the way. Last but not least is to look around and see what is everyone else doing.
Now I’ve briefly touched on this before but for me Inspiration comes from what ever is going on in my personal life and also what ever it is I see as I go about my day. Most mornings I walk with my girl friend to her job which is about ten block walk each way and there is plenty of stuff to see and plenty of time as I walk back alone to think about shoots that I have coming up and which direction they are going to go.
Currently I have my first show in five years which will be in May of 2016 and I’m exactly sure which direction my body of work is going to go. I know the subject, I have a working title, I have locations but I don’t have a direction just yet. So is this a problem? Not at all, the first shoot shall dictate where it will go and that’s coming up so I’m getting very excited. In my head it’s coming down to the juxtaposition being slightly off with just a little side of peculiar. Now I’m not sure how peculiar I’m going to go but it’ll certainly be something different.
In the past I was all up for shock value and really causing quite the upset but I’ve moved on and those days are behind me for now. You never know what will happen in the future or where your next inspiration shall be coming from.