I have about five of these HUGE box files that I keep all my magazine clippings in, and they are pretty high up on my list of things I would save if my house was on fire!
first of all I have to spread all the cuttings out so I can better see what I've got - this is also how I often spot unexpected complimentary pictures, by them being side by side when I spread them out
when I am working on a specific project I keep all the cuttings associated with that project in sketchbooks, just stuck in with masking tape (in case I change my mind and want to swap them over)
when I have a shortlist of images I like laying them out so I can better see themes running within the images, recurring colours or imagery, what styles of photography are used, what sort of locations they are shot in, that kind of thing
Hope you enjoyed this little peek behind the scenes at my creative planning process. How do you get inspired for particular projects?