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Concept List 2

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 3, 2011, 11:11 AM
People sometimes ask me how I come up with concepts or where I get my inspiration. My general default answer is simply that inspiration is everywhere. You just have to look around at bit. ;) Whenever inspiration strikes, I try to write down my thoughts in my concept list - it's just a list of ideas, phrases, and general notes saved somewhere on my computer.

So here is the latest concept list. I've done a couple of these (linked) but most of them have yet to be realized. These concepts are now available for you to use for your own artworks. Feel free to come up with alternative interpretations or executions. Just link back to this journal entry so others can join in the fun :D (In the past, I've held challenges/contests to encourage others to get involved in conceptual photography but I'm a bit busy with work right now to organize anything so you're on your own ;P )

Concepts – general description of execution/conceptualization
  1. Stars like freckles and freckles like stars – star confetti as freckles, multiple exposure night sky photo and portrait
  2. Silence is golden and duct tape is silver – duct tape over mouth
  3. Hell is other people – long exposure photo of person standing still among a moving crowd
  4. We are cancer – high angle shot of busy crowds
  5. ADD dress (address) – dress with + sign
  6. Dress ER (dresser) – dress with buttons and patterns like a dresser
  7. Apple PI – Apple with Pi symbol carved into it
  8. Lip STICK – Wooden stick as lipstick
  9. Peas on earth – Portrait of peas
  10. Personal shoes - Shoe lace drawn on foot
  11. Perfection creates monsters – mirror reflection as a monster
  12. Wear your heart on your sleeve – heart shape on sleeve
  13. On the record – record disc placed over face
  14. I am just a small dot on a big canvas – lone person standing in an empty field
  15. Yellow fever – yellow towel or paint on forehead
  16. Food for thought – fork in apple
  17. Mouse trap – computer mice in mouse trap
  18. Chiral (handedness) – molecules on hands
  19. It's not my job to be popular – portrait of person in suit sitting at desk with note cards spread out on the desk with rejected job titles
  20. Think beautifully – flower blossoming out of a person’s head
  21. My lineage, my roots - dress with roots pattern
  22. Body image - Drawing of body on paper placed over body
  23. Tongue tied - ribbon tied on tongue
  24. Taste the rainbow - perspective play with rainbow leading into mouth
  25. Reminder to self - portrait with sticky notes
Inspirational quotes (source) - general description of execution/conceptualization
  1. "All this technology has somehow made you a stranger in your own land." (Zen and art of motorcycle maintenance) – portrait of person interacting with technology
  2. "The most depraved type of human being … (is) the man without a purpose" (Atlas Shrugged) – melancholy portrait
  3. "You were a child forgot
    Lessons of love untaught
    Now no embrace can quite replace
    The one that never found you
    I was raised tenderly
    All that was taught to me
    I will apply, your parents tried but they didn't know how to" (A Fine Frenzy) – couples portrait
  4. "He must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees." (The Great Gatsby) – portrait of a rose
  5. "Absence,
    Or presence ever at play:
    Let those scorn you who never
    Starved in your dearth. If I
    Dare to disparage
    Your harp of shadows I taste
    Wormwood and motor oil, I pour
    Ashes on my head. You are the wound. You
    Be the medicine." (Robert Pinsky) - portrait of a woman
For more concepts see the first Concept List:…

Thanks to all of you for the support :blowkiss:
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REEMA87 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
genius :wow:
Argolith Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice list. I'm looking forward to seeing your implementations of these concepts.
sandranataly Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice thoughts and ideas :love:
imaginary-whisper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Photographer
wow this gives me a lot of ideas thanks :D
enigma-rain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This really gives a lot of insight into your creative process. I like it, though I would feel really weird using someone else's ideas, even if they are as great as yours.
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe well it's here if you ever change your mind :giggle:
enigma-rain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't tempt me...
Psychedelic-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful lists!
pepsicolatier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
These are really interesting concepts. I can't wait to see some of them ^^
kwncy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011

Thanks for this, bookmarked for the future use. :hug:
I noted you something, hope you can reply.
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