I've been thinking a lot lately about what inspires me, why I make certain artistic choices, why I'm a photographer and so on. I don't know what it is about it, but art in any form whether it's dance, music, photography, painting, etc, has always spoken to me. I guess I just like expressing myself creatively and admire when others do the same!
I connect most to things that are classic, timeless, romantic, and these are all elements that play into my creativity. From the way I decorate my house to how I photograph couples to the art I display and the music I listen too, I've been directly influenced by certain artistic avenues that shape how I see the world!
So today I thought I'd share a few of my favorites, all things classic, timeless and romantic! I hope you enjoy this lighthearted look at some of the things that I love! And for some added fun, I've included some images that have been slightly, if not entirely, inspired by the things below, enjoy!Costume Design
I love the Oscars, heck I love any red carpet event. I love fashion and I love the movies so its probably no surprise that I LOVE great costume design. To me it's the little things that capture my attention and leave me wondering why a certain suit choice was made or why this fabric was used to further the story. This video is a great behind the scenes look at how costume design plays a crucial role in storytelling.
Music of American Composers.
My grandfather was a band leader, my Dad was a drummer and I played clarinet (yes, I was band geek!) Music is in my blood and I see life through the lens of notes, melodies and rhythm. There is something gritty, relatable, modern and timeless about the work of American composers that I find divine.
Fred Estaire and Ginger Rogers
I'll never forget the first time that I saw Fred twirl Ginger across the dance floor. I was just a kid but the image of a feathery dress and coat tails never left me. Every time I see this clip I can remember what it felt like to watch this for the first time. To me, it was magic come alive. No wonder I'm a sucker for twirling photos!
The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein
I used to be embarrassed by my love affair with musicals (you can totally blame my Mom for this one!). The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein played an integral part of my childhood; afternoons spent watching the likes of Signing in the Rain, Sound of Music, South Pacific and more with my Mom while humming along to every tune.
(That rendition, GAH, gives me chills every time!)Tell me, what inspires you?!