New Year’s Revelations

Finding what you didn’t know you were looking for, until you’ve found it. I’m sure we’ve all been there. You set out to take a photograph with a clear idea in mind. It’s crystal clear. Just right. Then, as you start to shoot, you discover something new. Your envisaged photo, …

Five Words to Define a New Year

I like New Year’s resolutions and although I’m a little late, I have set myself one. I’m challenging myself to live this year by five words: Wonder, Growth, Giving, Friendship, and Contentment. Last fall I was privileged to partake in a G+ Mentorship program that had a profound effect on my …

A clean bill of wealth

Out with the new, in with the old Lacking motivation. Inspiration deficient. Stuck in a plastic rut. Brick block. We’ve all be there. I too was recently on the precipice of a tumble deep into the inability to initiate. And what does someone like me do in these times? I …

#jANTMANuary

Instagram is no stranger to challenges.  Some are organized events that take place once a week/month while others come on like a covert operation with secret instant-messages, planning and coordinated drop times that end up becoming an inside joke to a select few.  These challenges are a key cog in …

To make a selection

The process of deciding which pictures I will show in the exhibition “In LEGO We Connect: The Adventure Continues” in Seattle, has been hard. I started my selection by looking back at all my toy photographs, but I soon realized I had to choose from those I have done during …

Creativity (pt 2)

Now that have I laid out my personal theory regarding creativity and the joys of choosing your own problems, I will tackle the second and third questions recently presented to me. These have to do with developing and maintaining the rhythm of creativity in your day to day life. So lets …

Creativity (pt.1)

cre•a•tiv•i•ty (ˌkri eɪˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌkri ə-)  n. 1. the state or quality of being creative. 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.: originality, progressiveness, or imagination. 3. the process of using creative ability. I was asked to write about my creative process, specifically “When and where am I most …

The Burden of Dreams

I confess I’ve been watching documentaries again. This one was about Werner Herzog and his epic struggle to complete his movie Fitzcarraldo. The documentary, Burden of Dreams, concerns a movie maker on a seemingly Sisyphean task who’s main character is on a similar, nearly impossible task. As Werner Herzog is talking about his project, after hitting the umpteenth major …