Laundromat Inspiration Pt. 1

When your best friend pulls up to your house early on a Friday morning with coffee, donuts, and a packed car, you know it’s going to be a good weekend.

In August, I tagged along to help two of my dearest friends, Lauren and Sarah, move back to Joplin, Missouri where they both attend university. After two days of moving, lifting, re-upholstering, hammering with unconventional objects (2/10 do not recommend), one thing I did not expect to find was the bright, sunshine yellow laundromat at their apartment complex.

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We were walking along the sidewalk when these bright reflections caught my eye through the large windows. I stopped in my tracks, took a few steps backwards to get a better look, and screamed internally. It was the photoshoot location I did not know I needed.

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We ran back to their unit to grab my camera and a change of clothes. Being completely serendipitous, I had no plan for this shoot and let inspiration from the setting take lead.

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Spontaneous photoshoots are always my favorite because they allow creative freedom to move without the limitation of expectation.

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Creativity moves at all levels, whether it be spur-of-the-moment or highly curated.

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With this particular shoot, the location was the main source of inspiration. I hope you allow yourself to be inspired by your current surroundings in new ways.

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(Not pictured: Sarah and I sweating our butts off in the hundred-degree Midwestern heat with no air conditioning while trying to act normal among those who were actually there to do their laundry.)

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You never know when inspiration is going to slap you in the face, so I encourage you to be ready when it does. Grab your camera, paintbrush, pen and paper, whatever it may be, and let those creative juices flow.

With love always,

Andrea

2 thoughts on “Laundromat Inspiration Pt. 1 Leave a comment

  1. Only you can turn a laundry mat into the perfect photo opportunity. Creative genius in our midst! Love how bright the colors are and I can only imagine what the actual customers were thinking. Haha. Memories were being made. Fun!!

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