Lips Brothers


The Lips Brothers, Moritz and Oliver, are a creative duo based in Zurich, Switzerland | Photography, Film & Art Direction

Seventies Vibes

Photography by Moritz Lips. Written by Oliver Lips.

One of the best feelings, for me at least, is being inspired. When there are a thousand new ideas popping up and you don't know which one to follow first. Some of us rely more on inspiration when it comes to work than others, but what if that flow of inspiration and creativity is suddenly interrupted even though you need it?

Moritz and I had one of those inspiration-less days last Friday. Nothing, we couldn't come up with a single usable idea, all garbage. It was devastating. So after a failed brain-storming session for new concepts for several upcoming projects we just let it go. Screw this! Rather than developing a half-hearted idea you just toss it aside, take a drink (depending on the time of day, of course) and try again when inspiration hits you!

The next day while watching a YouTube video I discovered the music of Cerrone, a French disco musician, and all of a sudden the ideas came. The Seventies disco music, the Californian «Boogie Nights» spirit transmitted through it just left me feeling inspired again!

You can seek inspiration from all sorts of things like music, movies, art, travel, dancing, meeting people, even browsing the web or your tumblr feed! So it is important to actively take the time to do all that - distract yourself and make space for new ideas!

I am wearing:

GANT Rugger shirt
Lee jeans
Sandro sneakers
VIU sunglasses
Swatch watch