Finding inspiration at the Museum of Art
First off if you haven't entered yet- I've partnered with the San Diego Museum of Art to giveaway 1 duel membership pas to museum and a 30 minute photo session by me! All you have to do is go to my instagram post here before Thursday night (3/15/18). If you missed my takeover on the SDMA instagram, you can watch it on their instagram highlights here.
Every now -n- then I’ll find myself on a shoot…ya know doing the typical thing, shooting the same poses, in the middle of the street, against a wall, sitting on a curb and I ask myself WHAT ELSE IS THERE in life?!?!>
Well not life- life is great; but when this happens I can tell the universe is telling me I need to breathe in new inspiration.
Most photographers go to Pinterest for inspiration, but I head to the San Diego Museum of Art, in the heart of Balboa Park.
Inspired already? same.
The first thing when you walk in the building, is the most grand, elegant, symmetrical , minimalist-yet-detailed AF staircase.
I'm also DYING to get married here- it would be so ME. Honey, hint hint if you're reading.
Seriously though- I couldn’t get past the staircase, picture me....I’m there, stuck mid way taking photos, imagining myself on a later date shooting down on my subject, that’s most likely sprawled across horizontally with a chic sequin dress and sneaks on…and there’s my fiancé’ at the top of them like um what are you doing? Lol.
It’s called art people, anyways, moving on!
The first exhibit I walked into was called “Genre & Myth” and I walked past every painting and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this one.
"Nymph in Spring" (ca. 1537-1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger.
First of all, I love how she is just laying by the river and doesn't care AT ALL if anyone sees her. Not a care in the world.
If you look really closely theres a beautiful white stranded material around her head and midsection-- you guys know I love textures, so naturally, this spoke to me. It may be an odd statement, but to me this is such a modern day "vibe" she is giving off. When I read that "Nymph in Spring" was painted in 1540, it blew my mind and made the vision in front of me even more special.
I want to do a semi-nude shoot at a lake- ala Nymph in Spring- ASAP! The first room I entered already gave me all the inspiration I needed.
Kari, the director of Marketing & Com., actually told me that the museum had just acquired this piece and they're throwing a party for it soon! A party for a painting--- I mean that just makes me happy :)
Another exhibit I loved was Visible Vaults, you can read more on it above. Every drawer had something new in it and my brain was on edge and loving it.