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what inspires me?


thanks to the lovely Victoria, 300 bloggers have got together to speak about what inspires them. it’s been amazing reading all the participating blogs, and now it’s my turn.

I started writing about what inspires me in general, but had I continued we’d be here forever. how about what inspires me to press the shutter button?

the land I live in

there’s a feeling in the air here, it’s elusive, and really quite hard to define, but I’ll never stop trying to capture it on film.

the wonder of nature

the touch of fur friends on my fingertips, my love of all things from the ocean, and watching people stop to wonder at the world they live in and all it’s tiny details.

the best of friends

a best friend who believes in me, who continues to show me the world through her eyes and who inspires me to be better.

the people around me

some standing in front of me, others in faraway lands. either way, I’m surrounded by wonderful, creative friends and it’s pretty damn inspiring.

the camera in my hand

the weight, the sound of the shutter, the presence and character of these old cameras is something that will have me picking them up again and again.

the film I shoot

there’s nothing like pressing the button on a polaroid camera, and having people crowd around to excitedly watch the image appear in that little frame. film, both instant and not, has a special soul that keeps me going back for more.

the places I travel to

close to home or across the oceans. there’s nothing quite as exciting as a new place to explore.

the quiet moments

it’s those peaceful times when I’m alone in a light filled room, or watching the sun fade from the sky, that the urge to pick up a camera takes hold. unknowingly, till now I guess, I’ve always tried to capture the quiet times, the times I need most. when my mind is still, and all I can hear is the buzz of cicadas, rain on the roof or the beating of my own heart. the times when the only thought in my mind is “this”, the now.

be sure to visit with the rest of today’s bloggers, and tomorrow, check in with the lovely one pearl button who is following on from me.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. 16/03/2010 02:15

    such a lovely post. very inspiring. your photography is gorgeous. x

  2. 16/03/2010 06:01

    Gorgeous photos – so inspiring! Thank you for sharing them.

  3. 16/03/2010 06:13

    Lovely post, the photos are wonderful!

  4. 16/03/2010 06:45

    this is such a beautiful post. thank you.

  5. 16/03/2010 07:47

    you inspire me every day. I love this, and you.


  6. 16/03/2010 07:57

    Beautiful as always, dear Ash!
    I think you do a very good job of capturing the soul of our lovely country.

  7. 16/03/2010 07:58

    great stuff, ash.

  8. 16/03/2010 08:04

    stunning photos! great post

  9. 16/03/2010 08:12

    i was hoping you’d share your inspiration in a ‘visual’ way, and you of course, do not disappoint! lovely and inspiring images and thoughts, ash. thanks so much for contributing! xox0

  10. 16/03/2010 11:12

    oh my goodness.
    all so good.
    the window with the pink blossoms…i had to call my husband over to look at it.
    thank you for this beauty.

  11. 16/03/2010 13:39

    your photos are amazing!

  12. Ash permalink*
    16/03/2010 15:12

    thanks so much guys :)

    you’re welcome victoria, happy to be a part of it!

  13. 17/03/2010 03:03

    Lovely, Lovely, and just plain lovely! Wonderful post, the pictures are divine!

  14. 17/03/2010 12:37

    very nice.

  15. 18/03/2010 07:15

    This is such a beautiful post. xo

  16. 19/03/2010 02:08

    oh ash, this is wonderful. i’ve been so disconnected from blogland lately that i’ve completely missed out on this whole series- i’ll have to check it out. xo

  17. 21/03/2010 09:35

    ahh, this post is divine – makes me feel all cosy. beautiful and delicious blog!

  18. 23/03/2010 11:27

    These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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