|images by the amazing coco tran|
Today I am all about getting inspired. Nothing is more inspiring to me than images that are so beautiful they don’t need any explanations or back stories… no features or promotions on social media. They are just stunning. I have just started my journey in film photography and I want to create images like this so bad I can taste it. I want my work to evoke so much emotion that they don’t need anything surrounding them, or prettying them up to make them relevant.
I really think having a job or passion in a creative and artistic field means always striving and wanting more out of yourself. I know that personally I have never been in a place where I am satisfied with my work. There are times I am so excited about my portfolio, and I am truly proud of how far I have come in two short years… but I know I am capable of so much more. So I keep trying, and I keep learning… and I think that is what is going to keep me around for a long time. I think that any of us who have any sort of creative bone in their bodies go through this cycle. Mine sort of plays out like this: I love this photo! This is awesome! Heck yeah! Bam! Nailed it! Well….I mean. It’s okay. I could have done better. Why did I choose this location? My aperture was what? Ugh. The lighting isn’t actually the best. This is crap. This sucks. I am the worst ever. I just should quit. I hate myself…. okay, it’s not THAT bad. I like it. It’s good. I’ll keep it!”….. and repeat!
Please say it is not just me, or if it IS just me then lie so I don’t think I am in crazy town all alone! It’s a tough industry we are in no matter where we are at: bloggers, business owners, wedding planners, designers, photographers, painters; it is all in the same vein and we are all working so hard to keep up with the crazy perfect internet. Sometimes I let it defeat me, I see what feels like everyone else get published and featured on things I would love to be on but then I have to remember to keep my nose down and keep doing what I love. …To never stop learning and growing and more importantly to always be happy for the successes of others, and use their beautiful creations as a spark to my own creativity!
So today, I am getting inspired and dreaming dreams and setting new goals for myself! I have faith that I will get there!
What about you? How do you juggle between being inspired and overwhelmed by the overload on the internet?!