Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A word on inspiration

Today – while I was waiting for a client – my eye caught an interesting ceiling light.

So I grabbed the camera out of the bag, opened the lens up and started making compositions with this thing. At the end, it turned into a small series of abstracts. Tom McLaughlan has a word for that, he calls it ministracts. Minimal Abstract compositions.

A good lesson is this one. Keep your eyes and your heart open for subject like this at all times. Minimalize. Exclude. Learn to see these things and before you know it, you will notice other compositions or things that might be interesting to photograph as well.

This proves that following the rule 'have your camera with you at all times', pays off. You never know when inspiration will stare you in the face (and the camera is in the car).