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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