Photographic Inspiration

Artists of all kinds are often asked where they find inspiration. Have you ever noticed that the answer is often “everywhere”? Creative people seem to naturally find ideas every place they look. Whether you’re like that or not, you’ll appreciate the eye-popping detailed photos from the Olympus Bioscapes International Digital Imaging Competition.

2010 hm 16 large Photographic Inspiration

Honorable Mention image by Ralph Grimm

These photos conjure quilts in my mind through their colors, shapes, lines, rhythm, repetition and so much more.

2010 hm 9 large Photographic Inspiration

Honorable Mention image by Thomas Deerinck

Doesn’t this just call out to be interpreted in fabric?

2010 hm 33 large Photographic Inspiration

Honorable Mention image by Marek Mis

This fairly shouts “machine quilting” to me. Take a peek for some inspiring views!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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3 Responses to Photographic Inspiration

  1. Marcia W. says:

    These are wonderful photographs. The detail would be difficult to match in a quilt, though as inspiration (especially for colors) it is fabulous.

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  3. Claudia says:

    Doesn’t that center photo look like a convention of busybodies’ gossiping? Love them.

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