Sally Mann. I love this photographer for many reasons. My favorite of her work is definitely portraits of her children but looking more into her landscapes, I have a strong appreciation for them, and I love how she shoots and process’ them.
Check out these images from Sally Mann’s book Deep South.
See more at sallymann.com
My own “mantra” lately has been not a sentence but one word.
I put the word on a image of mine and set it as my background… Since I edit all day long, I thought it was a cool way to remind me to stop, breath, and focus on “knowing”.
Without getting into it too much, “knowing” to me is pretty much the same as faith. I believe you do create your own reality and you can attract things you want (sometimes unconsciously need). But I do think you have to “KNOW”. Have faith in yourself.
Here is the background I use.. you should make your own with your own word/sentence or use mine if you’d like.