“What inspires you?” This question is asked a lot. Personally, I find it to be an enormous question.
I have always been incredibly observant. When I was young growing up in Sudbury, I remember watching the light through the trees. The way the shadows and lights morphed when the wind caught the leaves.
In this act of slowing down and noticing the nuances of nature it awakens you. You see more clearly and therefore anything can become an inspiration if you are still, and open.
For example – my latest photography series “Mad World”
My husband brought home new knives a few months ago. They are this really beautiful aqua blue colour. As I stared using them when cooking, I quickly became aware how amazingly they contrasted against certain foods like tomatoes and carrots. It was mesmerizing to me!
I knew right away that I wanted to try adding bold contrasts to a series of black and white photography -hence, all the aqua in my series.
The idea to theme it “Mad World” came to me when as I was working on the first piece. For some reason that song by Tears for Fears, by the same name, popped into my head. When I looked for a version of it to listen to on my phone I came across an incredibly haunting version by Jasmine Thompson, and continued to listen to it on repeat while I worked on this series.
That’s when the magic happens and the project becomes a congruent body of work exploring important social themes.
I don’t know what inspires me, because it is constantly changing.
Be still, be open, and it will come.
To see more of my "Mad World" Series click HERE