I’ve been to Paris two weeks ago and because it was such a private occasion {we went for a hen night I had organized for my best friend} I didn’t take that many photos of Paris. I took more pictures of the girls, as it wasn’t the typical sightseeing tour but more a girl’s weekend out and then again I’ve been there so many times so I didn’t rush to make full frontals of the Moulin Rouge or the Notre Dame. It was more a relaxed stroll through the city, capturing details that have caught my eye.
Today I would love to share some detail shots from the flea market Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen.

Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen
Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen

I’ve always been a person who focused on details! A lot! Focusing on details makes my mind wander and this is exact the point where my ideas start to develop. Simply by looking at things. To me its just that simple. I keep my eyes open and inspiration comes my way { I learned to channel those thoughts because to me inspiration is everywhere and it can get quite exhausting to think about those ideas 24/7, sometimes I couldn’t even sleep because I was too excited about an idea } but when an idea develops I make sure to make a note so I can work on it later. Then again, every creative I know, has a different way to develop ideas. One has to meditate, the other has to get in contact with the objects he is working on by simply touching it… There are so many ways to bring in the beauty of the world to your projects. Experiencing details is mine.

Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen

Going through these images I realized that sometimes it is a very obvious strike of inspiration {like with these african inspired jute floor mats in the picture above} and sometimes an images develops it’s beauty after days or weeks. All of a sudden it all makes sense. All of a sudden you know where this idea for displaying your kitchen goods came from.

Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen

I didn’t even plan writing about the inspirational process when I started this post. But looking at those images I had the urgent need to explain why those details have caught my eye. It’s the details that make everything come alive. It’s the little things that appeal to me and they make a big difference in the whole picture after all is finished.

Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen
antique chairs at Paris, flea market arché aux Puces de St-Ouen

I love to take photos of landscapes and people. But I also have thousands of photos where I just capture the details of an interesting texture or the color of a beautiful flower. I often go through my images and by looking at them, my memories come back and I remember what inspired me to take this image. Details plant the seed of inspiration for me and from there everything develops naturally. I would love to know, can you relate to this way to work or do you have a different way to get inspired? Would you love to see a visualized example of how a detail, that inspired me came to life?

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