To be honest, I really had to think about this assignment. I have never really studied any of the photography masters, but I am inspired by crisp, clean lines and colorful subjects. I love to see a crisp foreground and a blurry background, where the foreground really pops and draws your eye. I am inspired by portraits, not taken in a studio but in a natural setting – pictures of children in their surroundings doing everyday ordinary things.
I also love landscape photography and event photography, such as wedding photos – not taken in the usual way but taken outside in a field of flowers or taken out of the ordinary setting. I love to capture the moment, to tell a story. Photos like the ones below inspire me to want to take better photographs. With two children, I always have some sort of event that I want to capture on film and I don’t just simply want a standard photograph – I want to look back at that photo 10-20 years from now and let the photo take me back to that time so vividly that it is like being there again. You only get that one moment and I want to freeze that moment in time.
I know this doesn’t really talk about one artist in particular, but as I stated I have never really studied any of the photography masters closely so I couldn’t say that I was inspired by one when really what inspires me is my surroundings, my family and friends, and my life in general!