Real World Inspiration

Desert

I’ve been paid a visit by makeup mistress and ex-assistant Athena Paginton today and she brought along a book called ‘Earth’ by Nicholas Cheetham, featuring aerial photographs of earth, water, air and fire (such as the Arabian desert above). Athena told me that she looks at this book when she needs inspiration. It reminded me of how I like to find inspiration in the real world, although sometimes in smaller (and less obviously beautiful) inhabitants like this moth…

moth

To quote Edward de Bono again, “Finding inspiration in the the everyday is a powerful source of creativity,” you will never be stuck for an idea if you keep your eyes and mind open to the world around you. Here follows some pictures from three editorial stories I shot with still life photographers Coppi Barbieri, inspired by the natural world.

YELLOW BEETLE

PINK BEETLE

rose eye

LIME AND PINK EYE

FISH

snake

 

 

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Real Women Inspiration

I often quote Edward de Bono, “To find inspiration in the everyday is a powerful source of creativity”. It’s become my motto. I also sometimes find real life more interesting than art, particularly how women really wear makeup. This striking metallic lined lip was inspired by a lady who worked on the till at Mothercare, who kindly allowed me to take her photo. I recently came across it in a drawer and thought I’d share it.

metal lips

Mothercare lady

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