Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Forgotten Circus

It's bright and early and the first thing I do when I wake up is blog haha I've been brainwashed. Well anyways :) If anyone is a photographer or artist, or anyone really, reading this I just wanted to ask, How do you get your inspiration?

I feel like I get mine in a really weird way. I mean it's effective and it's worked so far but it's in a really round-a-bout way. Or it's not and I'm just being self-conscious about my thoughts haha :)So to begin this soon to be some-what confusing description (and not every time is like this sometimes I just pick up a camera and go)

1) I think of the main concept that I want to capture
2) Since multiple ideas come at a time I write down the basic details of the different shoots
3) Once I have a really generalized depiction of what I want to do I then turn to music. I look up songs on my iPod that would possible give me even more ideas
4) Then I start watching short films cuz somehow in my weird mind it actually helps creativity flow :)
5) And all that gets written down in my precious notebook/binder

Basically, the reason why I'm writing this post is because last night I came up with a bunch of ideas that I'm planning on doing over the summer and going through my process one thing led to another and I found one of the most amazing short films I've ever seen that gave me so much inspiration! And I'm so excited to share with you all what I'm going to do!
It first came from the song In This Shirt - The Irrepressibles, the song is so beautiful and the lyrics are haunting. So I decided to look at the music video which is from this short film called The Forgotten Circus made by Shelly Love. The link to watch the short film is It's amazing an abstract and everything is backwards but makes complete sense. A quote from the short film that is forever ingrained into my head is "They perform to no audience, only to themselves...can you hear the music?" It's also some of the only words spoken...but it's so hauntingly beautiful don't you think?

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! I think I'm going to make some old jeans into shorts now :)


  1. I'm glad you blog when you wake up it gives me something to do! There's a way of inspiration for everyone you know? The film is beautiful :)

    ~Effy Mac

  2. blogging is always fun, you have such a cool blog :) xo

  3. Inspiration comes to everyone differently I dont think anyones the same.. I tend to get my best ideas at night when I trying to Then of course I get so psyched about whatever my ideas are that I lay there counting minutes for daylight so I can get my camera and go outside! Music like you said always helps me too I always have my phone hanging out of my pocket blaring music when Im taking pictures.
    Wonderful post!