Forced Prospective

Brick block. Feeling uninspired. Lacking drive.

When inspiration wanes, what do you do? When motivation dwindles what do you do?

When these lulls descend upon me, I was sent into a tailspin of forced creativity; the pressure to perform. Yes, the eagle-eyed reader would’ve noticed past tense there.

If you think you can grind me down, wear me out
Hang me up to dry
But I’m telling you why
It’s never gonna be
Brassy – Play some D

I say ‘I was’ because I’m not pressured to perform any more. Now, I embrace these moments. I take stock. I look at them as moments to gather my thoughts, reflect, and enjoy. Unburdened by a self-imposed notion that I must deliver, I can enjoy the art of others, rejoicing in the fact that their bricks are unblocked.



This thing I do, taking photographs of LEGO, is a hobby, a pastime, a passion. And when should a passion be a chore? It shouldn’t be, that’s when. And who made this passion of mine feel like a chore? I did, that’s who.

What have I got? I’ve got everything
What have I got? Nothin’ much at all
Rollins Band – What Have I Got

This new welcoming attitude to the inevitable is refreshingly liberating; repleting far out ways browbeating.

Hello, my name is Brett. I’m a LEGO photographer. It’s been three days since my last photo…and I’m cool with that now.