How I stay inspired with my photography

For the last 11 years there has not been many days i have not taken a photograph. I am inspired by life, the mundane, the ordinary. I love to capture the stuff what people miss, walk past or take for granted, but that is just “things” I photograph.

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Texture and colour sculptured by light

I have ongoing projects such as my “night light” project where i shoot images using ambient street light and/or shop window light as the main light source. This works better on the dark night in winter where the streets are paved with the golden glow from the street lamps. I love to capture LIGHT, the way it enhances things and gives shape to them, how it cuts through mist giving “feel” and depth to the image.

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The evening chill adding ambience via the flood light warmth of streetlight

What about people? I love to photograph people… candidly if at all possible. In a crowd I can disassociate and immerse myself, losing myself observing the nuances of eye contact, facial expressions and interactions between people.

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Truly in the moment

So in conclusion my inspiration is light and life. How can one be bored with “nothing to photograph” in a world of visual beauty. I take a camera just about everywhere I go. It is always ready to capture a beautiful light source burning through a cloud or highlighting a flower, capturing interaction and mood between people and last but not least always ready to help me communicate my vision of the world around me.

Thoughts on Feeling within Creativity.

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin

This quote rings so true for me. I look beyond the surface at what i’m photographing. Take an autumn leaf for example. The texture, the way the light falls on it. The veins in the leaves and the sound of them when the move in a gentle breeze. Dead flora is a great subject to photograph it instantly catches my eye when on my photowalks. This subject is not only available in Winter or Autumn. The remnants of past seasons can always be found if you look hard and long enough.