When I say down to start writing todays posting I really had no idea what I was going to write about. Not only that but I didn’t know what I was going to use photographically and when I looked out of the window all I saw was grey skies, wind and rain; but still I thought I should go out and look for inspiration and it wasn’t hard to find. As so as I stepped into the farm-yard I took this photo of straw in a puddle and the reflection of the fence: which gave me the subject for today as well; the potential for inspiration in the everyday.

The subject actually ties-in to an awful lot of what my lecture was about yesterday, I often cite Perec’s Approaches to What? essay as one of my main influences and this is what it has to do with; the realisation that the big headline events that we see in the news are not what life is actually about, they are few and far between and in a world as big as ours with lives as short as ours we will probably never be involved in such events. No real life is actually about the things that affect us everyday, the weather outside, whats to eat for dinner or as Perec would put it; “Question your teaspoons. What is under your wallpaper?” If we don’t take the time to look at what is around us all the time, and as artists draw inspiration from it, we are missing most of what life has to offer us. There is no point in waiting for the big event to happen to you, it may never do so.

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