My favorite Lens to work with is this Carl Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Prime. When I have the room, it allows me to capture intimate images from a distance in such a way that the subject does not feel the intrusion of the lens. When handled right, It produces beautiful images.
I find inspiration at the 500px website, a community that tries to promote great art and help photographers grow artistically and professionally. In their words; "a community that breathes with inspiration and beauty." Some of my work is posted on this site.