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By Christie Stockstill Photography
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I got home late last night from the Winona School for Professional Photographers where Thom rouse and I were co-teaching a class called The Art of the Portrait.  For three and half days we covered topics from inspiration, motivation, the creative process as well as Photoshop technique and a whole lot of other things. 

In our talks about inspiration and process, and in our class discussions, books, movies and other streamable sources were mentioned, and I said I'd compile a list and send it out. I thought I'd post it here, too, since we had similar discussions in our Barcelona Creative Retreat last month. 



List of Sources for 

Inspiration & Motivation

(obviously not an exhaustive list)



Creative Quest by Quest Love


Dancing With the Gods by Kent Nerburn


The Power of Art (also a BBC Series)


Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon



Abstract - graphic designer, shoe designer, illustrator, photographer, interior designer, architect…  PROCESS! (Netflix)


The Center Will Not Hold - Joan Didion documentary (Netflix)


Chef’s Table (Netflix)


Movies/Series About Famous Artists

Loving Vincent 


Mr. Turner & Genius: Picasso - available to download via Amazon Prime


Link to Art/Video Game Video



*Don’t forget to find/watch/experience things that make you feel bold and courageous because ultimately you have to have courage to create in a way that is true to yourself.



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