No joke–Spring is here! For Patrick Hruby, it's as easy as imagining a world in bloom; the rest of us have to wait 'til the snow melts. This #InspirationFriday, get outside and observe the changing landscape around you. Try to view it as Hruby would–through a stylized lens of shape and color. Happy outdoorsing!
Take your end-of-week inspiration from illustrator Karolin Schnoor, who collaborated with The Future Kept on this beautiful print. Looking at it, we're reminded to fill ourselves up with whatever beauty we can imagine.
This #InspirationFriday, we're taking you into Jill Calder's sketchbook for a peek at her character development process. Our advice to those who want to be pro illustrators but aren't sure where to begin: draw, draw, and then draw some more. Take a page out of Calder's punchy, perfectly imperfect journal and try... read more
This #InspirationFriday, Jeff Luker takes us to corners of the world we wouldn't mind not leaving for a while. It doesn't hurt that his photos have that dreamlike ability to slow things down, as if you're just drifting along from one moment to the next. Sunday's still days away, so why not surround yourself with beauty and stay put?
Geof Kern is a master of poetic imagery, and here (in editorial work for Real SImple Magazine) he translates the end-of-weekend blues into a color palette and subject with which we identify immediately. The blues, whether end-of-weekend, mid-winter, or for any other reason, are a thing: we get it. For your #InspirationFriday... read more
If you have something important to tell your Valentine, you might want to consider baking a cake. F+J photographer Lucas Zarebinski demonstrates the sweet stuff’s communication skills with these snarky concoctions for Refinery 29. We’re in love! Let our #InspirationFriday... read more
For photographer Wynn Myers, kids are an easy target–but not for their ability to remain still for long periods of time! Here, Myers turns someone wriggling out of frame into an up-close burst of pure joy. Use our #InspirationFriday to fuel your weekend, and take the opportunity to create a happy accident or two...on purpose, if you have to.
A deep breath is in order for this week’s #InspirationFriday post by Ewan Burns. Captured idyllically *not in the middle of winter*, this image already has us in dreamland over here, but with its sense of otherworldly stillness and suspension, we’re all but gasping for more. See more of Ewan’s underwater series on his website... read more
Patrick Fraser’s dichotomous take on beauty aligns flesh and bone with architecture in nature. In this hand-picked image for F+J’s weekly #InspirationFriday series, we love how Patrick seems to compare the rugged silhouette of the mountain with the unknowable terrain of his human subject’s pupil. We can’t help but notice how the two... read more
Cupcake-topped trailers are not far from the norm in Austin, where Michael Johnson, who just celebrated his 34th anniversary as a pro photographer, works and lives part-time. We think this image is a perfect congratulatory note to celebrate his long career, and, in general, well, we never say no to cupcake shots. Snack on or shoot something sweet this weekend as your #InspirationFriday task! Our #InspirationFriday posts are weekly... read more