Nicoline Patricia Malina

Wow!
This woman is amazing. Her style is not limited and I love that. One series is vibrant bold contrasty colors with a crazy subject and the next is a girl on the beach with a soft tone and natural beauty. I love it! It keeps me interested!
I am all fueled up on inspiration and ready to go shoot some of my own stuff.
Check out her website – Nicoline Patricia Malina
I couldn’t leave without seeing every single image.

Where on the map?

Where on the map…. do I want to go?

I have a big map on my wall with pins that I have put on places i’ve been and places i’d love to go. I just keep adding them… but at some point i’m going to have to chose between all those pins… roll up my map and pack it for my next destination…
or JOURNEY I should say.
What an exciting choice to have.
(Here is a random shot I did of pins on my map… you should put up your own map and pins… it’s so inspiring + fun!)

Runaway

I hear people say this one line all the time, it’s even been directed at me before…
” YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS” 
Well you know what, I think you can.
Because running away, usually implies running towards something else.
The fact is you are running into another experience,  running into new lessons, new insights, sometimes even new perspectives on the “things” you were “running away from” to begin with.
And all those sound amazing… so…. why not run away? Worst it can do is give you a new perspective.

run

Tim Walker

There are so many awesome images by the great Tim Walker it was hard to pick only a few! Check out his website to continue the inspiration – http://timwalkerphotography.com/

Pressure on Women

I took a few different images from other series i’ve done and kind of created a new one. It’s called. “Pressure on Women”  As a woman myself, the pressure put on us is CRAZY making. There is a lot of pressure on men too, and i’ve attempted some shots portraying that as well, but I am a woman and conceptually speaking way more comes to my mind in that direction. The reason these pressures are associated with death in these pieces, is because I wanted to show that, you will die before you achieve “perfection” as a woman.  That is, if perfection to you is defined by others. If you are looking for perfection in your looks, or your supposed “role” as are taught by the media….You might as well die, because it isn’t real. They want us to look to them for the answers, but the answers are in each on of us. Perfection is already in each of us from the beginning. Look Inward, not Outward.

At the start of my path.

This 4 by 5 film camera definitely helped with my deeper understanding of the photography process, but I would never go back! haha
This picture not only reminds me of the camera… but even where my mind was at in photography,
it’s become such a deeper thing to me now.
Back then it was about creating a beautiful picture, now it’s about expressing ideas.

Alex Kisilevich

So I just got an email back from a competition I entered showing who got shortlisted… although I was not one of them I still got a bit of a prize… Some inspiration. On the shortlist was Alex Kisilevich, York University, so I decided to check out his website and work. This guy is insanely good. The concepts are strong and executed beautifully. I was in aw.
Click here to go to Alex Kisilevich’s website.

Alex Kisilevich

Matt Barnes BLOG kicks ass!


I’ve followed this guy’s work for a while and it’s obviously SICK!! If you haven’t seen it, check it out here www.thatsthespot.com.  What inspires me most is his BLOG… the pictures are so good but what I REALLY love are the videos. I love that they are uncensored because let’s face it… censored art SUCKS. Dicks, boobs, weed, blow it’s all there.  These videos make it look FUN. Don’t get me wrong, I can tell they work their asses off but I watch videos of behind the scenes photo shoots all the time and it’s always missing the element of FUN.  For someone just starting out in the industry and someone who loves photography as a fine art… this renews my interest in commercial photography and gives me some INSPIRATION and HOPE!

THANK YOU!!!!

Matt Barnes Blog (Pics and Videos) – mattbarnesphoto.tumblr.com
Matt Barnes Vimeo (Just Video) – vimeo.com/thatsthespot

Here are a few of my favorite images….

Thee…Sally Mann

When I discovered this woman’s work I was in shock of the beauty! It gave me a new perspective on my own photography and the things close to me in my life. Her lifestyle and view on life is so honest and real, the intricate beauty of being human.

These are a few of my favorite pieces. For more click here – Sally Mann

Fav Portraits

Fav Landscapes

Sam Taylor-Wood is…. Brilliant.

I LOVE THESE IMAGES SO MUCH. Such a brilliant series!!!! They give me crazy feelings of freedom with no possibility of impossibility… the softness of her floating… and all the space surrounding her…. Beautiful Beauty in it’s simplest form.

Here is one more picture from a different series of his.
I really love this mans work. truly….