Sometimes, when inspiration is hard to come by, all you need is a little light to spark interest. A few weeks ago, I was burrowed in my room enjoying a lazy Sunday, when I noticed the light streaming through a small window onto the bottom of my comforter. Maybe out of boredom or maybe due to pure creative withdrawal, I decided to pick up my camera and whatever was close by, just to see what would happen.
Before sitting down to write this post, I stumbled across my old photography portfolio from the high school day. While flipping through the pages I realized it was filled with images like these – ordinary things, photographed through a larger than life perspective. This old portfolio got me questioning myself and my recent photography, specifically all the pictures I took while travelling.
Looking back, I’d have to say that travelling really distorted my outlook on what a worthwhile photography subject is. In a way, I think I allowed my surroundings to over compensate for my creativity. After all, how can you take a bad picture of Gamla Stan or the Amalfi Coast? Instead of focusing on using creativity to take a unique picture, I let the subject carry the photograph. This concept is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and will probably explore more in a future post.
But for now, I hope we can all learn to love the ordinary!