Tag Archives: Art

Like Roots to a Plant

Some time ago I wrote about a photograph that I first had dismissed as nothing, only later to find a way to bring out its inherent artistic quality (Blessing in Disguise). Back then the post was about not getting blinded … Continue reading

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Pay Attention

I think all creatives yearn for some kind of success, some kind of recognition for the work we do. Success is maybe not why we photograph, write, paint or travel—or whatever creative activity we do—or ought not to be. The … Continue reading

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A Delicate Balance

No photo truly succeeds unless it triggers strong emotions. The same holds true for all visual arts. However, photography is special in that its very creation is very much technically depended. So much in fact, that many photographers don’t venture … Continue reading

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Collect and Save for Times of Sparseness

In your creative endeavour, have you ever had the feeling that you are staring into a blank wall? Nothing is wanting to be expressed through you. You have no idea what to photograph. Or you have a blank canvas or … Continue reading

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Climbing Mountains

The driving force behind most creative activity is the creative process in and of itself. The road is the end itself not a means to reach some higher goal. I have said this before. At the same time I recognize … Continue reading

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Embrace Critique—Critically

Why do we not take more changes in our creative endeavours? Why do we stay on the safe and narrow instead of straying off and explore the territory along its sides? The number one reason why we don’t take creative … Continue reading

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Art – What is Art?

In a comment to my post You Can Do, Carmen Lezeth Suarez challenged me to define «art» as far as I see it. Of course, it is an almost impossible task to write what art is in an absolute sense. … Continue reading

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