Inspiration For You



Starry Bokeh / Squint Photography



Let’s talk about inspiration. Specifically, what inspires us to create? Today I wanted to continue with the journey to find and define style from my previous POST about Julia Kelleher’s Creative Live course on style.

I hope after reading the post you took some time to think about the things that inspire you. Things not only in art, but in the world around you. I hope you see patterns in what really grabs you and gets the artistic juices flowing. I hope you see a reflection of some of your own creations.

For me, in going through my inspiration folder, I definitely began to see a rhythm, a cohesiveness of vibrancy, rich tones and strong emotions. Here is a small example of the things that inspire me that are reflected in my photography…

Vibrant colors are my passion and I am drawn to them like a magnet.


Techno Power / Sonja Quintero


Soaring skyscrapers make my heart race and feel as if anything is possible.

One Trade

One World – Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography


Symmetry soothes me and brings me peace.

New York photography

Bethesda Arches – Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography



The crunch of fall leaves warm and comforts me.

nature photography by Squint Photography

Taking a Hike – Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography


Retro typography excites me and brightens my day.

Motel sign photo

La Mesa – Squint Photography


In this phase of the Style Cycle, Experimentation, now is the time to explore the individual elements of what inspires you. Are there techniques you’d like to learn or hone? Now is the time to take a class. Learn the techniques you’d like to master. Play! This is the time to do it.

Next post we’ll talk about moving into the 2nd phase of defining your style – Discovery, In this phase Julie talks about a 4 Step Find It Formula of searching, choosing, analyzing and creating. I hope you’ll join me!

To find out more about her Creative Live course go here.

See more of my work at my site and on Etsy

Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography



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