To aid my creative flow, I have done personal projects in the past which help to keep my photography skills up and allow constant refinement to my craft. I have a couple projects on at the moment, which are 'Ink Me' a project on people with tattoos stemmed by a dissertation I wrote at college about body consciousness and photography; and a project about my kids. To add to that, I am doing a third project on street photography. I am letting the everyday inspire me and through this project I hope to inspire you, the reader and find a new way of looking for the beauty in all that is around me. I seek to find the good and artistic in all that surrounds me.
So with that in mind, I went out to the main streets of the Reading Centre and photographed the everyday people and things like shadows as it was such a cold but brilliantly sunny day.
I happen to take a photo of an old lady sitting on a bench from far away that when I passed her she asked my help in crossing the street, which ended up being two streets. Her name was Gill and she was a sweet lady with a lovely smile and bad arthritics. We exchanged small talk about her day and how she was off to have a latte even though they are so expensive nowadays. She allowed me to take a portrait of her. It was a small fleeting moment in the day but it made me feel good and I hope it helped her out.
I was told recently when attending my friend's pranic healing lesson for children Mini Minds with Lisa Willis that we all carry an invisible bucket of goodness and by doing a nice thing for someone else it makes that person feel good and it will make you feel good and fill each of your invisible buckets up as well. Even though this way of thinking is aimed at children to teach them to be kind, it is also something that should stay with us adults as an automatic behavioural trait. So I am going to be more aware of my invisible bucket and be mindful about filling it up with kind gestures to people I encounter more often.
Down below are my favourite images that I took on this street photography project so far. More images will be posted as and when when the everyday inspires and the moment is there.
Go be inspired by your everyday moments that surround you and try to fill up your invisible bucket of goodness in the process. Trust me, it will put a smile on your face.
All images on this blog have the copyright of Sarah Curtice Photography 2018.