Having the same routine every day leads to seeing things in the exact same way. It’s an easy way to go through your existence, its comfortable, not stressful… But if you are able to break your daily basis rhythm you begin to push the boundaries of your creativity.
Chasing light or revealing shadows when I have a camera in my hands my entire reality shifts. In those moments, I become conscious of the beauty in the most ordinary and unexpected places.
When I see something that makes me want to stop and take a photo my brain yes my brain goes to an instant preproduction mode where I begin to consider hundreds of things including composition, lighting and depth of field. I view my editing and style as a way to show the people how I see the world. Having a community of “photographers”, “blogger”, “creatives” to share ideas with on social media is important to our creative success (although I’m very careful with social media). Because if you take a photo, and nobody sees it, does it still have meaning?
In an age where you can take thousands of photos, store, edit and share them in an instant on a single device that fits in your pocket, the only limits you have are internal. Find what inspires you and pursue it with every ounce of your being. Never be afraid to fail. Because we all fail. Never be afraid you aren’t good enough, because there is always someone better. Our lives are defined by millions of failures that put us on the path to our own personal successes. The secret is that one tiny success means more than a thousand failures.
I draw a lot of inspiration in my work from history. I feel that all of my creative inspiration comes from wanting to do something different, and wanting to show people a perspective that they may not have seen from before. Because everyone identifies in some way to photography as an art form. It’s easier now than it ever has been to take great photos, and that constantly drives me to step outside and create.