inspiration photographer Heidi Leverty
Heidi Leverty – Drawing Inspiration
Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated
to photographers who’ve inspired me.
Drawing Inspiration From Photographer Heidi Leverty
Here’s a link to the photographer’s work.–> https://www.heidileverty.com/
Who are the photographers that inspire you? Please leave your comments and replies below.
What I Mean About The Term “Drawing Inspiration’.
About The Use Of The Word Drawing
To clarify, In the case of this series of blog posts, I use the word drawing to indicate an action.
To be specific, A action of guiding and/or obtaining something from a source.
For example, being guided by a mentor.
Another example is, obtaining fresh water from a spring.
Always, to me, inspiration is a process.
Specifically, it’s a process that mentally stimulates me to action or feeling.
The Importance of Drawing Inspiration
To demonstrate, stop for a moment and think about all the ways we’re inspired.
For example. Do you have a job or are you looking for work? Why? The why is your source from which you draw your inspiration.
In addition, I think we tend to romanticize inspiration. In other words, we make it be something special. But it ain’t.
Furthermore, I think that on some level there is ALWAYS an inspiration in our life. For instance, when I exhale, I’m inspired to draw in another breath.
The Importance of Drawing Inspiration When It Comes To Our Photography.
In short, we can look at the work of other photographers and artists and draw inspiration from it.
To be clear, I don’t mean to mimic/copy it.
Instead, draw inspiration from them and their work. And then we can allow that process of inspiration to guide us to be the best photographers that we can possibly be.
In summary, when we draw inspiration from 0ther photographers we open our mind. And in opening our mind we broaden our photography.
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2 thoughts on “Drawing Inspiration – Photographer Heidi Leverty”
Thanks for sharing Heidi Leverty’s work. I love the sometimes precarious balance she achieves between the abstract and the documentary in many of her images. It’s exciting to see when it works really well. Easy to draw inspiration from this stuff. Also appreciate your recognition of how others’ work can broaden our own work and sometimes validate it. I often see work by other photographers that fuels my own efforts (in other words, inspires me to continue taking photographs). Some recent examples: the German photographer Andreas Gursky, or Indian photographer Sohrab Hura. There are many more, of course.
You’re welcome, Christopher.
And thank you for your thoughtful response.
I think it’s always useful to view other photographers work.
Not only does it help to inspire us, but I think that when we view other’s work we begin to incorporate a more diverse “visual language” into our own work.