Of inspiration striking at inopportune times

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Over the past couple of months I’ve had a few different people ask me where I get my ideas from; but when I say “they just come into my head” they seem … disappointed?

To say they just come into my head is a mixture of both a very overactive imagination which I’ve had since a young age, and the fact I take inspiration from everything around me. I would suspect that most of my ideas are something which I have seen somewhere before; even if I’m just taking a very small part of it and making the rest of it my own. To say that anything we do is unique in this day and age is not plausible; it’s just a case of taking inspiration from where you find it and adding in you.
I could sit here and list photographers who inspire me; but that would do a disservice to those who I forget to mention.

I love things which are mystical and surreal. I adore nature. People who can capture (or create) a sense of magic from the world around us.

Magic I think is a key word in where I take inspiration from. As well as looking to others who have the same hobbies and passions as I do, I also take a lot of inspiration from the books I read, the films that I watch and the music I listen to. I am a total book worm and will pretty much read anything I can get my hands on; but my favourite genre is fantasy, with my favourite books of all times being by Robin Hobb.
I love mythology and things from a world which might of might not have existed. I want to believe that Atlantis exists.
I love folk metal, black metal (and to a lesser extent) death metal. I love the kind of videos these bands create and the lyrics they have. It’s normally dark, but from darkness I think beauty can be found.

One of my favourite bands of all time is Enslaved, and this is one of my favourite songs by them

And this is my most favourite band ever, and they have been so for 10 years now. I love love love My Dying Bride

This is where I get my inspiration from; others around me, the music I like, the books I read and my very overactive imagination.

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