Creativity

Thoughts and ideas on what creativity is and where it comes from.

Seeking balance

I can’t sit still.  My to-do list is enormous.  I’ve got places to go and things to do.  I’ve got a new project that needs to get done.  I’ve got a wedding to shoot.  I’ve got to feed the dog and brush my teeth.  I’ve got to wear matching socks.  I’ve got to focus.  I’ve got to get out of… Read more →

Project: Red

Well, it’s that time again — time for my monthly photo project. I really thought I was going to be late with this one and come up with a lame excuse as to why I didn’t really have to do it and then stop the photo project series completely. But, as luck would have it, things just worked in my… Read more →

Project: Ice

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to focus more on personal projects.  I laid out 12 projects, one for each month of 2009.  The first project is themed “Ice” — I figured January was a good time to take pictures of ice. Originally, I was going to experiment with bubbles — I had read a blog post a while… Read more →

Wedding wishes

One of my previous wedding clients had a great idea for their wedding. In their words: “We invite everyone to write a one-word wish or intent for us as a couple on the ribbon provided, so that we may be reminded of your love and your participation with us today.” The bride and groom plan on commissioning an artist to… Read more →

You can't take pictures without a camera

Lately I have been telling myself that I need to take more pictures. I’ve been doing my weddings and taking pictures of the kids, but I haven’t done any personal work in a while. The first thing that I needed to start doing was actually bringing my camera with me when I go out (‘cuz you can’t take pictures without… Read more →

My better half

October was one of the busiest months that I’ve had in years. I managed to cover 3 hotels in 3 different states, shoot 2 weddings, do an all-day children’s photo shoot, photograph a newborn baby, and attend a three day conference in Boston. And on top of that I got to see Mat Kearney in concert, which was a much… Read more →

The spirit and the letter of art

“The spirit and the letter” is a phrase often used to talk about laws and company policies. What is written is supposed to give not just black and white rules for which to follow, but also outline a methodology, or lifestyle which is implicit in the text. It’s like looking at the 10 commandments and saying, “These are ten rules… Read more →

Horse blinders

The other day I read something (I can’t remember where) that made me think. With all of the sources for information out there, it is becoming increasingly easy (and common) for people to target the specific information that they want to receive and to only pay attention to that topic (or set of topics). For example, people are starting to… Read more →