The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Finding inspiration for work isn’t always easy and seeking a meaningful daily practice can be challenging in the midst juggling the demands of family life. Like many people, my world consists of a lot of taking/picking up kids, running errands, going to the grocery store, watching kids at a sporting event, etc.—not terribly glamorous. But I began to take notice of things as I was making my way from point A to point B—small moments—a dock on the lake, decaying structures with a fragment of beautiful color or graffiti or a quirky house—things I would catch in my peripheral vision. I began to bring my camera with me every day to photograph these snippets of urban life that caught my eye—often times it was a something that I had passed many times before, but the difference being that I was now paying close attention to the mundane and finding inspiration.
Viewpoint is important as well. It may be a bit askew—taken from the car, walking by from across the street—exactly how it might be experienced from one’s peripheral vision—a quick passing.