I think inspiration is a very important part of every creative process and yet it is something that is easily overlooked. On this page I will share some of the things that inspire me!
- The first thing the inspires me is a film. More specifically “La Haine”. The film follows a day in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. The film although 25 years old is still relevant and therefore still carries the same punch it did when it was first made. The black and white not only allows you to focus on the story but allows the film to be timeless. You can see the trailer to “La Haine” here.
- Jimmy Chin is a world-renowned, award-winning filmmaker, photographer, climber and father. He has been involved in many successful expeditions all over the world including being part of the first and only American team to complete a ski descent of Everest and first ascents in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. Needless to say, he has completed some cutting edge ski and climbing expeditions. Chin is most famously known for his Oscar winning film “Free Solo” . Here are some of his images!
3. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and it is usually these inspiration sources that are the best. So my final source of inspiration is a speech. Mike Tysons speech after fighting Lou Savarese in a mere 38 seconds. His bodyguard Darryl Baum (who was suspected to have shot 50 cent) had also just died. With that said here is his speech.
“I trained probably, two weeks or three weeks for this for this fight. I had to bury my best friend, and I dedicate this fight—I wasn’t going to fight—I dedicate this fight to him. I was gonna rip his heart out, I’m the best ever. I’m the most brutal and vicious and most ruthless champion there’s ever been, there’s no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No, I’m Alexander—he’s no Alexander. I’m the best ever. There’s never been anybody as ruthless. I’m Sonny Liston, I’m Jack Dempsey, there’s no one like—I’m from their cloth. There’s no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart, I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah. “
4. The world.