Society promotes the message that creativity for the sake of creativity is the ultimate goal, but what about those who need to create for someone or something else? I reflect on my creativity is intertwined with having an outside purpose and how that is no better or worse than simply creating.
A challenge to create a new video taught me to plan ahead, shoot more footage than I think I'll need, and ensure I know what I'm using to film with. Video creation requires practice, learning from your errors, and experimentation.
Your artistic style should never be static; just like Picasso, you should continually learn and practice new skills and techniques to evolve artistically. I demonstrate my evolution through an old photograph and how I edited it over the years with the skills I knew and those I've learned since college.
The Photography/Poetry Project: Connection Across Boundaries. Where a girlfriend takes a photo for the boyfriend to write a poem about, and vice-versa. One way they'll stay connected 5,300 miles away.
An interview showed me that if your online presence doesn't reflect your expertise and knowledge, then you're missing out on business opportunities. Make sure your branding and marketing are helping your business grow as much as you want it to.
History is full of examples of the dangers that comes with dehumanization from the Jews during Nazi Germany to Asians Internment Camps in WWII America to today with detained migrants being held in detention centers; those who are viewed as not human are easily disposed of. We must fight against this dangerous thinking and remember the people behind the rhetoric.