Imagination is a very important thing. Without it, where would we be in the world? Every day, people around us imagine greater possibilities, greater prospects, greater ways of living.. and quite a lot of the time, this can lead to inspiration. When one’s inspired, everything can just fall into place. Whether you feel inspired to clean the kitchen, write that essay that’s been sitting on your desk for weeks, or even write that blog post you’ve been twiddling your thumbs over for the last six hours. Imagination and Inspiration often go hand-in-hand, which is why this video I found whilst aimlessly flicking through YouTube made me stop and think.
Canon’s Project Imagin8ion actually started several months ago, and the time for entries has already come and gone. But I still think the message behind the project is very important. Photography, Art, Writing, Designing.. there’s so much out there that is created through inspiration from something else. I mean, just look at Photography itself. A lot of photographers take inspiration from what they see and want others to see the same – from a model managing to so strongly push emotions from their body language through to behind the lens, or the perfect capture of the sun setting in the sky. All of these things can create inspiration, or behave as a muse, for those viewing the final product. Michael and I, for example, frequently text each other website URLs for various photographers that we think the other person would like. And you can guarantee that, nine times out of ten, one of us will say, “This really just makes me want to work.”
So, listening to music, watching videos, scrolling through photos, or even simply talking to someone can be inspirational, and trigger off the imagination. I’ll never understand those out there that frown at people that live with their head in the clouds. I’d certainly choose my over-active imagination any day over crawling on through life with a ‘what’s the point?’ attitude and a ‘pigs will never fly’ mentality.
So, is there anything out there that inspires your imagination?
To watch the trailer for Project Imagin8ion, click here!