Many people ask me where and how I get inspiration for my photography artworks. And my answer usually is that I combine all my past experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world day to day in my head (heart?) and then, as a result, something completely new is born.
For example, at the moment I am working on my next art piece called Wave. I think the root inspiration for it comes from my years and years in commercial/fashion photography. While working in a photo studio, I had to carefully wrap mannequins with designers' clothing to catch that perfect photo.
If you miss at least one cringe of the material, you need to start all over again. This has probably trained a good habit in me to always prepare for my photo sessions very diligently. If I am using any material - I always iron it carefully before I start, unless the composition itself requires some gathers to be left on the cloth. Everything has to be exactly right, everything has to be in its right spot.
Initially, I wasn't actually planning to buy this particular material. I had a certain vision for one of my other ideas in my head and went to a local fabrics shop to buy some cold-palette material for this.
However, the moment I saw this deep red, almost tapestry-like, material on the shelf I knew I had to buy it. All of a sudden an idea to photograph something wrapped in a cloth (which I originally noted down in my notebook at 7am on 30.09.2019) got resurrected and I finally had a whole picture.
I came home, searched all shelves in my photo studio and finally found a bottle that I bought in a local charity shop almost 2 years ago and it all got pieced together. Now, I knew exactly what kind of end result to aim for and started preparing for a photo session.
This is how most of the ideas are born in my soul.
I combine my skills with my daily experiences and sensations and give all of me into every single photo shoot.
(*Update - this artwork has now been released - Wave)
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Until next time,