There are a few things I can't seem to get enough of - coffee, photos of coffee, flowers, and new hashtags. (Desserts too, but I'm trying to eat a few less desserts these days.) Today I'm creating a few of the above, as I'm editing photos of coffee and flowers, and creating a new hashtag - #thestilllifecollective. As artists, I believe it's imperative that we continue to grow and learn, seek new inspiration, and encourage each other along the way. The idea behind this new hashtag is to create a gallery where all kinds of still life artists can mingle their work together to boost and inspire us all, and give rise to new ideas. I hope you'll join me!
Like so many of us, I'm always on the lookout for inspiration for still life photos. I find that it's easy to get caught in an endless loop of creating and consuming the same kinds of images, over and over, and while that can be comforting, it can also get a little stale. I hope that by creating #thestilllifecollective, we can bring together all different kinds of still life to breathe new life into our creations. While we should each stay true to our own photographic voice, we should also be open to new ideas and trying new things. I want to create a place for a wide interpretation of "still life" to encourage and inspire all of us to grow and expand our art.
I am always seeking to find and infuse meaning and connection in my work, and to push myself just a little further, stretching the bounds of my creativity and comfort zone. This means being both brave and vulnerable, which can be really hard at times. I hope that by continuing to grow our community of passionate and kind-hearted artists, we will all continue to find the courage to try new things and to share our gifts with the world.
I hope you'll join in with me on this unpredictable, yet wildly rewarding, journey. Start tagging! #thestilllifecollective