I shot these by myself at a lonely cemetery in St. Paul yesterday. The lighting was beautiful and the cemetery was very humbling. I wanted to capture a quite feeling of longing and imperfection in my photos and I am pleased with the results.
I often look to other photographers for inspiration, and when I see an idea that I love, I get really excited about trying it out myself. However, I then feel afraid that my image will come out looking like a "copy" of theirs, what's the purpose of that? This has never happened though. I have an idea in my head, often inspired by someone else, but then it changes as I'm shooting or get to the location. It is when I am actually shooting that I realize what I am creating is completely my own, though I did take inspiration originally from someone else, I morphed it into something that is unique to me, my feelings, and the photo that I'm trying to create.
Also the dress I'm wearing is Brandy Melville, which is an amazing 1 size fits all brand (I know right!), hello loose, flowy, dainty dresses!
How do you deal with a world full of inspiration? How do you create work that is unique to you and only you?