Mar 28, 2011

My "inspiration walk"

As many of you may know, I am a counselor and have my own private practice Live Inspired Counseling. I absolutely LOVE to use photography in the work I do. Photography is an AMAZING tool- It not only captures a person’s point of view of the world at that moment but it helps them see outside of themselves and become aware of the beauty right in front of them.

So on occasion we’ll go for an “inspiration walk” where we walk around for ten minutes shooting whatever pops out to us- then we talk more about the emotions or thoughts that come about when we look at the images. I usually have them title their work with the first thing that pops into their mind. It's fun to see what comes and can give insight on how it makes the person feel about what they are seeing. 

It’s amazing the things you will find if you just stop and look at everything existing all around. I often wonder what it's story is? Why is there a t.v. or washer sitting outside in the rain or what is the story of the soda metal thingy (what do you call that?)- and how did it get there?  Here are a few things that I stopped to take notice on my inspiration walk last week- it was raining which made it even more awesome! 

Crackle and Pop

Too much fun last night
Mother Board (not even sure what that means really)

Mysterious Bullet hole



Outdoor laundry mat

missing story

first sign of spring

just around the corner


Walk Family said...

I love the inspiration walk idea. There are days were I let Caitlyn take one of my old cameras and take pictures of where ever we are that day. Its kind of fun to see what she sees. Wish i knew what was going through that head of hers when she took some of those pictures...

Cristi said...

I saw those! She is a little pro photographer already!