Obviously as a photographer, other photographs inspire me....
Work by Fiammetta Segatori
I love photographs that seem to belong to another world, and digital photography has made this a more popular Art form.
When I was in high school, I wanted to be a writer. Most of my stories were inspired by dreams. To this day, I still have dreams that run like short movies.... with conflict and resolution, beginnings and endings.
I use to write stories too, when I fell in love with a song or a book.
The Fugees cover of Killing Me Softly and Charles Dickens' Tale of Two City provided me with constant day dreams. I felt so badly about Sydney Carton's unrequited love for Lucy that I created Sydney like characters who would get the girl... and Killing me softly inspired stories about brooding guitar players in smoky coffee houses. In those days, movies would disrupt my world for weeks on end, particularly ones on tragic events in History. Suddenly all of my essays would centre around the corruption of power, or racial injustice. I think I have never fully recovered from American History X.
Today, books especially still make me think for hours and hours, or change my mood, or influence my dreams. For non-fiction, I can devour Joyce Meyer and Michel Foucault.... despite the complete differences in the style and content. Joyce Meyer I try to apply... Foucault I just find fascinating.
*“If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable, and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don’t fit.” - Joyce Meyer
Francesca Lia Block.