After listening to quite a few interviews of photographers that I admire, I realize the most asked question is ‘what inspires you?’ Fashion photographer, Melissa Rodwell, answered it the best: “Everything. Creatives shouldn’t have trouble looking for inspiration. If you do, then maybe you’re not a creative.” At first I thought it was a little harsh, but she’s right. It actually made me see that I really am inspired by so many things every day. Literally it can be anything. I also realized that overthinking my inspiration has been holding me back from shooting.
So I decided that if something truly inspires me, I’m going to make it a point to photograph in some way or another. The other night my friend dyed her hair jet black. (My hair color of preference) It looked great on her! So i just said, hey let’s do a shoot and we did. Now I know this ‘on a whim’ mentality doesn’t always work, but for now it helps me pinpoint more spefically what I truly draw my inspiration from.