Twitter-views: Inspirations

Sunday, May 31, 2009


all images by Glen Erler [via tinyvices]

Lately, I've been finding inspiration in photography. I ran across some images from photographer Glen Erler, and they speak to me in ways which are difficult to describe in words. Perhaps I can relate to their undertones of isolation and middle-class ennui, as I spent much of my youth in the suburbs of Los Angeles...







Since I was feeling a little "emo" this week, I decided to ask some of my wonderful Twitter friends about what inspires or moves them... And here's what they had to say:

@penandnotebook rain... i love the sound, the smell, the droplets on intricate leaves...

@PR_Couture this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/10/keith-olbermanns-prop-8-s_n_142862.html

@ohreallyjenn Big City, Big Lights

@maryjanefrances i'm inspired by tribal cultures; historical & modern, nature, hippies, politics, art, lots more too~

@amandalee being surrounded by people whom i love and who inspire me. plain and simple. :-)

@declinedesigns Music, movies!!, fairly tales, pretty weather and amazing scenery!

@Parmie How hard my parents worked/work

@craftyasparagus My sister: she walks thru life w. drive & grace, no matter how hard it gets. She's 5 years younger than me, yet I admire her.

@MarcyChen Witnessing true genius... inspires me and almost always makes me cry. ;)

@fairykikka nature in all its aspects, from sunsets to animals to waters ..everything!!

@SaveOurShoes anything and everything..life, friends, family, cultures, diversity, new towns and cities, fashion talents, nature, colors....

@WendyBrandes I am inspired by mad queens!

@decadentluxe I often find that Trip Hop music (my fave) & photography help greatly inspire me in many ways.

@fashionherald tough one, but the more i'm on the street and looking the more I'm inspired.

@shebreathes I am inspired by life, traveling, culture, art, photography, turtles, elephants, and small gestures.

@malanb my inspiration- grafitti, people, music, and nature!

@inmode little joys of life - colours outside - people - art - music inspires me

@AATP I am inspired by my family, beauty, travel, food, wine, magazines, books, arts, people, kindness, authenticity, & passion

@ten10things I'd have to say my friends on Twitter inspire me...where else can you meet and talk to such talented people everyday?

@Parmie ballads sung well always make me cry even when nothings wrong

@lpfashionista I'm inspired by everyone who isn't letting the economy discourage their dreams of working in the fashion industry!

@queengilda well for my "art", i'm inspired by architecture, bodies, bacteria, decay, emotions, yayoi... & i want to become junya.

@jennaviva inspired by people who persevere when every odd is against them and truly believe they can do it from their heart n' soul.

At the risk of sounding completely cheeseball: thank you for being amazing. You, dear readers, and you, friends on Twitter, inspire me as well...

So what inspires YOU?

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19 comments:

Brigadeiro said...

My inspiration comes from nature, arquitecture, books, movies...

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening". (Coco Chanel)

:)

Ashley said...

Oh I really like this post with the Twitter responses, very cool! And the pictures you post are inspiring me right now, especially the last one. Very nice selection!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

nookie said...

I'm inspired by people,books,nature,blogs,pictures...
It depends on my mood:)

Elizabeth Marie said...

This was really cool how you were doing this on Twitter...since we're on each others, I was seeing them as they rolled in and they were inspiring me every time I seemed to refresh the page! What a great way to use Twitter and a beautiful inspirational post!

xoxo, Liz

Liv Lundelius said...

I am inspired by old and broken things...it feels like they have a story to tell.
Movies inspire me a lot.
But most of all people!
People that do their own thing,
have stories to tell, live their lives to the fullest!

Fashion Personality said...

Inspiration pictures with cool twitter responses. Fabulous!

stylewithbenefits said...

Love these! What a great idea and question to ask. For me, it's a combo of what everyone has said, and truly, it's the people around me who are my daily inspirations. It's words and comments that are inspiring as well. Enjoyed this post!

xo, Becs

Denise @ Swelle said...

I don't know how I missed this but I'll answer here...most recently it's Paris. I may not be there any more but when I look at my photos I can still feel the spirit of the city and it makes me feel like I can do anything. (That sounds so corny but it's true!)

dapper kid said...

That third photograph is SO stunning! I think love will always be the greatest inspiration of all :)

emma said...

the people around me inspire me!

SOS! said...

aw everyone's answers are so lovely!
xx-LJ from SOS!

la petite fashionista said...

i really liked that you reached out to your twitter followers for inspiration! such a great iea! :)

xoxo

Parmie said...

Lovely article & inspirational answers! Love you're work D x Parmeeta / Parmie

E said...

What a wonderful idea! The "mad queens" one cracked me up. I think I would say art and other people inspire me.

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

i am inspired by fellow bloggers and great photoshoots :)

SsstSonia said...

independence

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks for all your wonderful responses! Love all these answers...

Especially loving these:

Liv: "old and broken things"

Denise: Paris! Of course! As for being corny, bring it on.

dapper kid: Love: awww. You're a romantic.

pigtails and blushing cheeks: Other bloggers.. amen to that!

SsstSonia: independence

inmode said...

oh this is so inspiring in itself - thanks for this question (and all those answers) - @ohreallyjenn Big City, Big Lights I absolutely love the city and whenever i enter one by car or train i look and feel like a little ant in a great ocean amazed and inspired :)

Carlotta said...

this post is inspiring!
thank you very much for your lovely comment:)

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