Look for Inspiration / by Ron Cowie

I don't look to other photographers for inspiration. I admire lot of photographers, but I get ideas from other places besides photography. This is a about being an audience for someone else. Being audience is a different relationship than colleague. It's nice to see  someone else's creativity without deconstructing it. 

  • Detective novels. (I've been reading a lot of Elmore Leonard and Dennis Lehane)
  • Paintings (all sorts and era's)
  • The newspaper.
  • Local theatre
  • Industrial designers
  • Chefs
  • Listening to music

Most creatives have the same problems making work regardless of the field. Seeing how other's solve the similar challenges with different tools helps. It takes seeing something through someone else's eyes for me to make a connection.