Like many people, I’ve recently discovered the joys of Pinterest. Pre-Pinterest, I would browse the internet, find an image that I love, and then bookmark it or, in most instances, forget about it. With Pinterest, I finally have my virtual, basically one-click inspiration board.
Over the past eight months, I’ve been taking courses at the International Center of Photography. In one course, we started each class with a student bringing in a photo. The class would sit around the table and discuss everything from why we liked it or didn’t like it to how exactly the photographer positioned her flashes. It’s amazing what you can learn about photography from just looking at photos. And I mean really looking at photos. As a photographer, I’m always trying to find my own style and voice. But as part of this process, it’s invaluable to find images that inspire me and dissect why.
So that’s what Pinterest is for me. A place to gather my inspiration and when I have a free hour or so, a place to return to and figure out why I’m inspired. A couple weeks ago, I took it to the next level and decided to combine some of the techniques I had noticed in my Pinterest collection and do my first self-portrait. So here it is. If you want to see what’s capturing my eye at the moment, follow me.