Inspirational Monday #1

Everyone needs to be inspired on a Monday! I for one do. It’s the start of a new work week and for photographers like myself it can bring you down a little bit. Especially if you spend the weekend shooting! So I will be posting fun and inspirational videos and stories that I have come across in my life that pertain to photography. I find a lot of inspiration out there from other photographers and I would also like to share it with you!

This first Inspirational Monday post I ran across on one of my favorite photography blogs: Peta Pixel.

It tells the story of Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s First Female Astronaut.

I for one have always been the kind of person who always looks up at the night sky. I always wanted to say screw it and go back to school to be an astrophysicist, astronomer, or even someday be an astronaut. Space intrigues me more than anything in the world. It’s this vast unexplored frontier that  I could only dream of some day going out to take an adventure myself. I only wish I could be around when space travel is a normal thing for every day people. Sadly today is not this day, but people like Samantha are here to share their adventures with us.

She is Italy’s first female astronaut and she decided to document her entire journey to space, in space, and after space. Through her lens she has captured some really awesome things. I really enjoyed looking through her work and watching this short video done by Flickr. If you have a chance check it out! And don’t forget to look up at the night sky. Maybe I will make it there one day and share the adventure through my lens.