I am always looking for inspiration, it’s just part of who I am as an artist and a person. I discovered the Etsy Handmade Portraits a few years ago and was hooked. They are short films about an artist, their process and their life and every single one I have watched leaves me smiling and dreaming. I have always loved going into people’s spaces and seeing how they live and with creatives, it’s even more fun because I get to see how their tools are organized, what containers they use, what their handwriting looks like on the little notes they leave for themselves…all those little details that shape their creative life. I just love that. I just watched this video and love how Sophie Blackall takes inspiration from her daily life in New York. The portraits that she made of people on the subway are so playful, thoughtful and connected. It makes sense that she illustrates children’s books after seeing these pieces. For those of you who are looking for a little peek into someone else’s artistic process…enjoy. I know I did.
Minnesota Film Photographer