I’ve always seen the world in frames or snippets. Even as I’m sitting on the subway, I’m often looking at my surroundings and composing a photograph in my head. New York City has so many wonderful pockets of inspiration, whether the bold red doors of a fire station, thin stripes of silver metal on a garage, or a particularly ornate design on a park bench. When I see these, I immediately imagine how I would use them in a wedding shoot or a portrait session. Here is a good example–I’ve always loved these elaborate stairs in our neighborhood. Though they are part of a memorial in Riverside Park, they evoke feelings of Ancient Greece. I finally brought my camera the other day and sent my toddler up and down (thanks to our fourth floor walk-up apartment, she is pretty good with stairs) to play with some angles. Here are a few.
If you are an artist, photographer, or creative type, where do you spot inspiration? Please share!