How Taking a Road trip Can Inspire Creativity





11-7-2018



Working as a Creative is a blessing - whether you are an entrepreneur, photographer, designer, writer, or maker. It is a gift to be able to work on creative projects every day.


However, it is inevitable that we hit a wall. As a photographer, I am always looking for inspiration to create something new and different but sometimes my creative well eventually runs dry. Most of the time, I can trek through those days (or weeks if we're being honest) and pull out whatever creative juices I have left. Other times, it's necessary to take more extreme measures. If this is you, grab your favorite sunnies; It's time for a road trip.


Road trips have become a recognizable life event for creatives. The beautiful thing about road tripping is that you get to pick your own route - where you are going, for how long, and how you are getting there (detours welcomed). While it'll refuel that creative soul of yours, it also re-identifies the explorer in you. You learn more about your surroundings when you're behind the wheel or riding passenger, allowing for new discoveries. It also allows you to find stories in the passing scenes. You get to pull over on the side of the road and watch as that last light drops just below the peak of the mountains. You get to experience the world around you and meet new people. Keep your eyes open; the more you look, the more you will see. Some of my best work and project ideas came from the inspiration of the world's beauty. I love seeing the rivers and mountains from a plane (and getting to my destination ASAP) but there's just something about driving through new places and looking at how the colors change the further you go. It creates a spark in me all the while leaving me in awe.


Whether a friend springs the idea of a road trip on you or you decide to go it alone, answering that call can result in an incredible transformation and provide you with a ton of inspiration for new ideas. If you are trying to work through a creative rut and your creative well is as dry as the Atacama Desert, or you just need something to revive your soul, a road trip might just be in order.





SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA