This month, we had a great time speaking with Maria Ricossa. Maria is an actress and a fabulous street photographer who just published a book called Shore Stories. She talked to us about the creative process of turning a collection of photos into something physical, in her case a photobook with her street images. It’s certainly not easy, and Maria compared the process to investigating a character and developing a role for a movie or series she might appear in as an actress. It’s about falling in love with the work, falling out of love with it, and then deciding to keep going in spite of it all, she says.
Maria’s insights are wonderful if you are struggling to keep a creative project alive, especially if you are beginning to feel uninspired. We also talked about curating your own work – another struggle most of us face when putting a project together.
Besides talking about the ebbs and flows of bringing a creative project to life. We also discussed several of Maria’s street photos, which often feature the fascinating people who gather on the shores of Lake Ontario. Without a doubt, you are going to love Maria’s photos and the stories behind them.
Get inspired (or re-inspired) by watching our video interview with Maria.
A Selection of Maria’s Photos
- Get Maria’s Book, Shore Stories, here.