Where do you find photography inspiration? That is a question I am asked often. For me, inspiration is everywhere! Though I love looking at really strong photographs, I also am inspired by artists who work in different mediums. I have been a fan of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings for years. Her use of color fascinates me, and I love the strong lines and curves in her paintings. These are elements that attract me when choosing subjects to photograph, especially when I shoot flowers. When I found out there was currently a show of her paintings at the Hyde Museum in Glen's Falls , NY, I knew I'd be making a road trip. I spent last Tuesday afternoon there, and was overwhelmed at the beauty of her paintings. It was a privilege to be in the same room with them, a truly magical and emotional experience for me.
I came home from the exhibit so inspired, I could not wait to make photos! The next morning I was in a dahlia garden at 6:30 AM, thinking about the colors and compositions I had seen in Georgia's paintings. I made 170 photos, and got some that really expressed how I felt about my visit to the exhibit.
Here are some of the photos, all taken with my Lensbaby Muse:
What inspires you? Start thinking about that and use it to make your work stronger and more personal.