In search of an idea for a Still Life

I always think it’s easier to make pictures if I have an idea. If I have an idea for a picture, I usually try to make a mockup of the picture before I go out and then try to make the actual photograph. I enjoy visualizing the idea, trying angles and the setup before I stand outside with my toys and camera. But I don’t always have an idea. I wish I did, but sometime I go out to photograph without an idea… this means that one part of me is going out to search for ideas to “visualize” in my still life pictures. On a good day, I seems to find ideas everywhere:  on commercial billboards, in ordinary life, at work, in literature, mythology and in other artists work. Continue reading “In search of an idea for a Still Life”

Inspiration – where do you find it?

When I am taking photographs, I don’t know if it is the start of a new project or only a series of pictures. It all depends on different things, like how the idea works out, if and when I get inspired and my ability to stick to the idea. You probably recognize this.

When I’m in this position – looking for inspiration to start, I tend to find myself procrastinating waiting for the tricks that usually get me going and generally inspire me. Even though I believe that Mike is right, the more I photograph the more inspired I get. Continue reading “Inspiration – where do you find it?”

The Thing with Ideas

I tend to immerse myself quite deeply in work related projects, they are usually fast assignments that don’t last long, but if they bundle up or are longer than usual, they may get quite intense and leave very little room to focus on much else. The state of deep immersion never lasts long, though, and after a deadline, when the work is done, it’s gone.

I love my job. Continue reading “The Thing with Ideas”