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
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.