I don't exactly think I look at photos the same way as many people do. When I see a photo I get a feeling, regardless of if I was there for the photo or not. A feeling of what it would like to be in that photo. The lighting, the people in it, the movement everything and anything in that photo only helps me realize a vision. I think its why I have no problem basing an entire 10 look collection around a single photo. Sure, of course I throw in some reference points for good measure but to be honest the single biggest thing that I think about is trying to give the women who wear my clothes the feeling that I got through that picture. I really get inspired off of inanimate objects to be honest. Its why I have such trouble keeping a sketch book, because all of these images are on my computer just sitting there and truly I am too lazy to print them all out and paste them onto pieces of paper. Oh, well. I guess to each their own?
But not only to photos inspire me but the feelings I get from stories or from when I am just walking around. You know when you have those kind of little moments where your like "GEE, THIS IS KIND OF REALLY COOL RIGHT NOW". I compile those moments and replay them over and over and over again to help to get my creativity flowing. I'm going to leave this post with a few images which I truly think tell stories and give great feelings, I won't say what they mean to me but I would love to hear how they inspire you.
(photocred to Lindsay R for some of these AMAZE images and to Alex for the picture of the trees LOVING HER <3)