You know those days where you feel like you need to be inspired and renewed and just plain alive again? I feel like that every so often, and I always find myself waiting for inspiration to come along. But it usually doesn’t. And I think that’s because sometimes you have to go looking for it. Finding inspiration isn’t really a passive gesture.

This year, I’ve determined to chase after what makes me feel alive, and for photography, that means pursuing personal projects for the sake of inspiration. There’s nothing that makes my artistic heart beat wildly as much as capturing a beautiful story with my camera.

But sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different.