I thought I’d bring you some blue skies today to aid with not only the decidedly dodgy attempt at Summer out there but also, to help you through the last stretch of the race before the weekend. Friday it is and Friday it shall remain until the clock strikes midnight when we can all go to bed to dream about pumpkins and princes (should you so wish). Sounds good to me. Whilst I’m not so irked by the grey, I have to admit that the occasional blue sky wouldn’t go amiss. However, this wasn’t to facilitate a little weather moaning but to have a think about inspiration, creativity and the glory of it. No one really knows where it comes from or where it goes but there’s nothing like the feeling when it arrives. I love the buzz of a good idea, and even the ‘stress’ of the lateral thinking through of the logistics and potential problems. I go through this process with every shoot so it ought to be old hat by now. Except it’s not. I still experience it a-new every time. However, for all the sleepless nights, the fevered idea searching, the frantic prop hunting, the pre-shoot anxiety, the cold sweats, thebliss of project realisation (nearly always!) which is often shared with the photographer and art-director or client, and then the landing back to earth with the anticlimax of project completion. Wouldn’t change it for the world.
images with thanks to We Heart It