Spending so much time over the past 6 years traveling and exploring new countries has given me a greater love for color, pattern and design. As I walk through the streets I find myself seeking out those sites that are not only unique to the local but that showcase the color, pattern and texture of each city. India was so rich in this way that it sparked my interest in photography. Until I started spending large amounts of time there, I routinely said I was a terrible photographer and had given up trying. But in India I became determined to improve - I so badly wanted to create the kind of photos that would capture the amazing things I saw every day.
I still have so much to learn, but I love knowing that Istanbul is a city full of inspiration that will encourage me to keep trying.
What motivates you to keep creating - even when you aren't improving at the rate you thought/hoped you would?
I heard this song on a TV show last week and it drove me nuts until I tracked it down. I knew it was a cover, but for the life of me I couldn't remember who had released the original - maybe because the two sounded so very different, which for me is a sign of a great cover. Lissie with a cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters." Pin It