Where do you get your inspiration from? For me, it is any number of weird and wonderful places - something that has come up in discussion, something I have been 'studying', something that intrigues me. The little godwits that migrate from Alaska each year, ending up in beaches across NZ (even going as far south as the SubAntarctic Islands) are a good example. I'm not immune to writer / artist / photography block though and have developed a few strategies to get me through.
When I started writing these blog pieces about my journey in photography and art I didn’t think that I would share personal information. However, it turns out that I can’t separate self from artist as the thought that goes into my work is personal and, for photography, my camera is an extension of myself and doesn’t operate in isolation from me. A few years back my old school decided they wanted to feature me in their end-of-year magazine. A bit of background; I didn’t have
The Irish comedian, Dylan Moran, once did a brilliant skit about writing a letter rejecting a rejection letter. For anyone on the receiving end of a rejection letter his sentiment was spot on. When you put your heart and soul into something, whether it is a new piece for an exhibition or an article for a journal and receive back one or two lines saying your work isn’t required it’s a bit soul-destroying. Especially, and this is what Moran was getting at, if you have no righ