I actually get inspired by different things every day. Today I was inspired by a little girl at work. She got a free balloon from our florist and was carrying it around the store like skipping with it. I kept seeing her all over the store… anyway, she went out the door when her dad and her were leaving and she let the balloon go. Her dad goes “Oooh no you let it go!!” I thought she was going to start crying but she looked at it and watched it float away and all she said was, “It’s ok, Daddy… now it can fly!
Find your passion, find something you love to make pictures of, something that is meaningful to you and gets you excited every day. Exploration does it for me, but so does portraiture, so does good storytelling. Professional photography isn’t a job as much as it is a life and what you shoot is going to define you
— Stephen Alvarez