One of the core ideas that we speak to on this blog is that of inspiration – where and how it can strike, what emotions and ideas it may elicit, and how we harness that into making photos. The Crisman team has spent the past few days on an advertising shoot out in California and after a beautiful (and extremely windy) day on set overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, I wrapped the day feeling reminiscent to all of our past adventures in California and the inspiring views we have taken in and capture along the way.
One specific trip comes to mind – a road trip in 2012 that took Chris and I from Los Angeles to San Fransisco, 11 hours up Route 1, the coast highway. Hours and hours of driving, countless stops to shoot, and a handful of incredible views and ultimately the inspiration for our Flower Child portrait that we shot later that year.
When the world around you takes on light and shape like this, it’s hard not to feel inspired and it’s even harder not to feel the need to capture that beauty.