Before trying to find inspiration ask yourself what is it that you really want to do, do you intend to try to unfold your life as a masterpiece, are you going to live life as you dreamt it? And after follow your dream, inspire yourself with everything that surrounds you: nature, colors, music, people…
Inspiration is spirit, scare, imagination, enjoyment and acceptance.
After centuries and centuries of imagination, creation, acceptance, enjoyment and scare, there’s almost nothing we can create with our bare minds – or bare hands. The only NEW in today’s creation (be it fashion, art, photography) is the NEW technology, the new media, the new ways of expressing yourself.
So of course you’ll see a lot of things from the past coming back. And in many ways, everything that could be created has been created. So it’s all about reinvention. And the foundation of reinvention is inspiration.
The only thing that’s different in todays world is the SPIRIT. Each & every person’s spirit is unique and different. And no matter how much you try to immitate, to copy someone’s work, you’ll always put your spirit in there and you’ll make something slightly different (depending on how much of yourself you slip into that creation).
So that’s why todays fashion is about individuality. It’s about putting your OWN touch on something more than EVER. You can try, you can force yourself and pressure yourself to create something completely NEW but you won’t succeed. The only way to do it is by finding what sets YOU apart from the others and put that into your creation, your work, into the outside world.
Some people have a continuous struggle to be different and dettach themselves from the crowd. But that struggle does not define an individual. Stop trying to create and start trying to express yourself, no matter who or how you are.
Walker, McQueen, Downton and everything British
The photographer that I look up to the most is… Tim Walker. I relate to everything he does because it’s all about storytelling, about telling new stories using the old ways – he uses film photography – about creating a masterpiece, a painting that will live on forever, no matter what the trends.
What are your inspirations? Better said… what brings your individuality? What makes your soul tickle?