Image Inspiration!

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

Michelangelo is said to have declared he didn’t actually carve images into marble but rather he simply revealed the image that was already within the marble. The Image Builders have always appreciated this notion and are inspired by this idea when working with clients and image. We don’t seek to impose an entirely new image but rather prefer to guide clients to revealing their own best image.
We’ve had a lot of fun with an exercise we call “Image Inspiration!” which we encourage our Personal Presentation clients to use in order to reveal their personal styles. This process involves gathering images which evoke a personal response – something you love or despise, a favourite scene or colour, something you’d be afraid to wear but adore just the same … really any image to which you are drawn. After forming a collection, the images are then grouped and pasted onto a page. Very quickly, a particular style will be revealed.
This exercise can be used in fashion but also in journaling, writing, and decorating. We always encourage people to have fun with this exercise and in fact have facilitated a number of “Image Inspiration!” group events. Let us know if you have a group you’d like us to guide through an Image Inspiration. There are a few websites which show inspiration or vision boards on-line. Click on these links to get an idea and then get out your scissors and glue and be inspired!


http://www.polyvore.com/audrey_hepburn_style/collection?id=32576  for an Audrey inspired look

http://www.stylemepretty.com/category/wedding-resources/inspiration-boards/ for Wedding Inspiration


1 Response to “Image Inspiration!”

  1. 1 Jim Agebuilder
    May 16, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Does this method have a second test (maybe not based on visual content) to double check the accuracy of the first one and to spot contradictions?

    I could not think of a better way to identify someone core-style, but I believe that identifying people style (when the subjects are individuals in need of an image change) might be very hazardous. Is there a method to refine the accuracy of the results and to filter out the external influences that the “assessment conditions” might have. I guess might happen often that only the fact that you step into a image making facility might alter your choices and impact the final result. People who are not satisfied with the mirror reflection might use other people mirror in a wrong way.

    Never happened to anyone to desire a specific career (based on image – like executives) or wanted to master a sport or just imagine himself being the cool guy from the high-school. Even if you pick these cards and put them into your favorite selection, trying them in real life might prove you that you are not made for that and not comfortable with that job/sport/clothing/attitude…

    how is this covered?

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