Colorado Creatives Series
In support of #AIGAatHome, we have launched the Colorado Creatives Series, an opportunity to celebrate and showcase local creatives in our area. Our Colorado Creatives will share a little about their creative process, some of their most worthwhile investments, current reading lists and more. Enjoy!
Paul D. Weinrauch
He, Him, His
Where can we find you?
- Twitter @weinrauchphoto
- Instagram: @weinrauch
How have you adapted your creative process during this time?
I have adapted my creative process during this time by exercising. Staying home every day I have a tendency to sit in front of the computer. I am often inspired by movement, for me it is hiking, so although I can’t hike, I run, and it clears my mind. It is a form of meditation, and when I stop thinking and forcing new ideas, is when I am most inspired, hopeful, and removes the “feeling” of being overwhelmed or unfocused.
What are you reading, listening to or watching right now?
Like most days, I read blogs! Hundreds of them, everyday! I use Feedly as my news aggregator.
Some of my favorite blogs:
What is one piece of advice you can offer to other designers right now?
If I was to recommend one thing during all of this (or anytime), is staying connected. Staying connected keeps me sane. As an artist, I personally start going crazy when I am left to my own thoughts. People keep me grounded and remind me that I have a tendency to be melodramatic. And during this time, not only connect with other artists and entrepreneurs, but for fun. Every Friday night a group of us get on Zoom and watch a Queen concert.
What are 1-3 designs that have greatly influenced your life?
I have always been inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Why? Because of his eye for composition, his depth in images, and his ability to capture the “decisive moment.” He simplifies the chaos visually; he organizes the forms in his image to allow me to see the subject. To help sum up why I am inspired by his photography he said to create a successful image, it is about the “alignment of the head, heart and eye” and the “…precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”