Inspiration - China at the dawn of photography

There are times I am my own worst enemy. I get into a fixed pattern and when I start to see it, I know it is time to challenge myself. Break down this mental barrier I developed without realizing it. But when I do, I begin to ask questions such as what if, why, can I? I want to push boundaries, look for variety, look for newness and challenge myself. Getting out and about and making things happen. Starting a project and feeling that awesome sense of accomplishment when I get it done.

I am always interested in articles or documentaries on photography. This article on CNN was inspirational. The internet is a tremendous resource fo information and inspiration. Sometime we tend to look at what we see posted but forget about basics. This article shares 19th century work with a video interview from Chen Men that I found thought provoking on visual language.

I then went back to very basics, to a collection I purchased from a flea market and refresh some of the foundations needed to produce the perfect image. Click on the link, inspiration comes in many ways. Color combinations, scenes, expressions. Perhaps you will find some sort of inspiration too. Let’s see what kind of trouble we can get into!

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“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt