17 Apr
Oh How Far We've Come!

Oh How Far We've Come!

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~Ansel Adams

At some point in every creative person’s life, you hit a dry spell.  You want to be imaginative, and fun and innovative with your art.  Truly, you want to!  But you can’t.  You can’t focus, you can’t think, you can’t…well…create.

At one point in my photo-history, I hit just such a dry spell.  My solution was projects.  Mini-series, if you will.

Currently, I have several long-standing projects which I add to as I either come across an appropriate image-to-be, or when I’m in need of inspiration.  I’ve started a series on Bikes, Diners, Chucks (aka Converse Shoes), Old Cameras and of course, Quotography.  The above photo is part of both of the last two series!

Do you set challenges for yourself?  Do you find it helps gets the creative juices flowing?  If you haven’t tried, do you want to? =)

5 Responses to “Projects!”

  1. David Pasillas April 17, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    Thats got to be one of my favorite Ansel quotes. I don’t really set challenges for myself anymore. I get inspired by other amazing photographers and beautiful light. If I’m really struggling, I listen to post modern rock music either while out on a hike or at home using photoshop. It tends to get me in the zone.

    • seeingspotsphoto April 17, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      I think it’s interesting that you draw focus from another art.

      I agree about the beautiful light! I was thinking something similar as I was waching the sunset tonight, co-incidentally also planning out future iphonography blog posts. 😉

      • David Pasillas April 17, 2012 at 2:59 am #

        I think turning to other arts is a good way to get your creative juices going. Lately, I like to play DrawSomething on my phone.

  2. 8teen39 April 18, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am. I just began posting and thought I had invented a new word. Quotography! What a kick to find out there are others who came before me. I like your suggestion of having projects to stimulate your creativity. What I’ d like to do is get a quote or a word a day and illustrate it. Thanks for the idea! I haven’t even looked at your blog yet. Sorry! Here I go…

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