Wonderful video about Ansel Adams, worth the six minute plus investment of time.
There has been inspiration on my journey. I haven't spoken much about that. I have collected the websites of hundreds of photographers over the past couple of years, all dutifully cataloged into Evernote. I am thinking I should do a little more lifting up of work that I think is really good. There is no reason to think of me as an astute critic on what's good and what isn't. In fact, I am not interested in being a critic as that means assessing both work you like and work you don't like. I really only want to share work I like, so I guess that makes me more of curator. And again, don't claim to have any skill at that either. I just know what I like. I have no idea if the work is important beyond that.
Today I ran across the work of Tom Callemin and to those of you who are familiar with my work, it will be no surprise that I like his work. What I find particularly appealing is his approach to photographing people. I almost never photograph people. It is partly because I am too shy to ask and not bold enough to snap without asking. The best I've been able to do in my photographic work is hint at the presence of people. Mr. Callemin's photographs of people have offered me a window into what I might do with photographing them and that excites me.
You should look at the other images on offer as well. There are not too many of them, but they are very worth a perusal.
Now I have to let Mr. Callemin's inspiration sink down into my pre-conscious soup and come back out again. Be interesting to see if anything comes of it.