Inspiration (and it’s many forms)

inspiration.

What is yours?

I find it everywhere. In the clouds as we drive down the highway. In the insight of my children’s questions. In the thoughts and works of others. It’s all around us, all we need to do is open our eyes.

I have found myself smitten recently with the work of Mitch Dobrowner; particularly his STORMS series. As luck would have it, he is actually featured in the current National Geographic (and if you don’t still take that magazine, I highly recommend you revisit your childhood subscription … and this time not just to see the naked tribal boobs. Come on, you know you did it too). His work can be found at www.mitchdobrowner.com and I highly suggest you look at STORMS. Amazing stuff. He took up with a storm chaser for a year or so, chasing the most violent storms across the US. His work is featured in many publications (including LensWork – another amazing periodical you should check out) and in several galleries, including one near me in Houston.

Another recent inspiration has been my Dad. As I left him today, he hugged me tight and said “I love you”. Now, this may seem like DUH – he is your Dad and supposed to do that; but my Dad makes John Wayne look like a talkative social butterfly. He is a man of few words, but most of what he says is wise. And true.

And of course I am inspired by my kids. They are funny, honest little souls that make you realize why the Earth keeps on turning.

So go find your inspiration. It might be closer than you realize…

(all images on Tri-X, from the Canon 1V and adapted Rokkor 50 1.2)

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