I have come out of my slumber only recently. For more than a year an a half I have been uninspired. I hated everything and didn't want to pick up my camera. Of course I shot a couple things during that time period with huge gaps in between projects. Huge gaps.Being uninspired is horrible for a creative. I knew I had to break free from it's grasp. Before it consumed me.
What Inspires Me?
Being a photographer it's obvious I love other photographers work. I have a small group of a few photographers who's work truly inspires me and I have tons of respect for. Zack Arias, Jeremy Cowart, Peter Hurley, Joe McNally, David Hobby, Joey L, Giulio Sciorio and Joel Grimes. All shoot some genre of portraits. All have different styles. All have their struggles.
I often look and appreciate their work. It offers a form of inspiration.
However inspiration to me doesn't only come from photographers. Filmmakers also inspire me to create. Love the works and guidance of Robert Rodriguez, Quintin Tarantino, Spike Jonze , Tom Anthos and The Frugal Filmmaker. I have made several music videos and didn't ever think I would be able to do such things.
BMXers, surfers, skaters, artists, musicians, grandma's and granddad's all inspire me. Have you seen this dude? Yeah! He inspires me. Every little bit of my life and the cool things of the world around me inspire me. They drive me to create.
We all get uninspired. It's inevitable. Learn to roll with the punches. Claw your way out of the pit. Battle the koopas and rescue the damn princess!