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What Makes You Click?

April 13th, 2011  |  Published in Featured, Style  |  2 Comments

I am nothing if not random. I get inspiration from so many sources.

A few years ago, I dropped off the big forums and stopped reading other wedding photographer’s blogs. Shocking, I know! I decided to draw my inspiration from the sources I’ve loved all along; fashion magazines like W, Interview and Vanity Fair – movies by Pedro Almodovar, Michel Gondry and Sofia Coppola – music and videos by Radiohead, Modest Mouse and Jenny Lewis – books by Augusten Burroughs, Chuck Palahniuk and David Sedaris – and traveling absolutely anywhere.

While asking around, I found that most of my fellow photographers also get inspired by these things, and here are some interesting answers : personalities, self growth and learning, architecture and love.

I’m naturally influenced by my peers here on ShootStyle, and fellow wedding photographers Fer Juaristi and Angelica Glass. Other photographic influences include Avedon, Sally Mann and Newton. Their photography encompasses all these things that inspire me. The moody, colorful, quirky and loud. I may not easily carry over these loves into my work directly, but it’s what my eyes and my heart are drawn to. It’s where my personal work would go, if I had the time. (one day…..)

Emotion, light, composition – my 3 must haves for a perfect photograph. Probably the biggest inspirations that I do use and carry over into my work everyday are nature and relationships.

Right now, with spring teasing to show it’s face any day, I’m inspired by color.

I prefer to shoot environmental portraits, that show the subject among the landscape or surroundings. Out here on Nantucket it’s usually the beach, but with spring comes flowers and color. And that creates an emotion – happiness and peace. My portrait work is mainly a combination of drawing inspiration from the light, the relationships and composition.

With the start of a new wedding season I’m continuing to use these elements in my couple’s portraits.

What makes YOU click?
~Zofia, Nantucket Wedding Photographer

About zofia

zofia has written 22 post in this blog.

Zofia is a Nantucket Wedding Photographer who combines style, love and art in everything she creates. She wants to be the girl with the most cake.



  1. Erik Patton says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (#)

    I’ve actually been thinking about this quite a lot since the new year. For me lately it’s all about photographing people in a way that shows their environment. The great thing about this is that it can be just about anywhere and it’s nearly always a new place, which keeps things interesting.

  2. Zofia says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:22 am (#)

    Thanks for the comment, Erik. I’m all about environment portraits as well. Keep on clicking! ~Z

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