Celebration of an Artist
Photographing other artists does things for me:
1) pushes me outside of my typical creative box
2) allows me to showcase another creatives
The first one seems obvious. If someone who's an artist comes to me I want to dig deeper into the creative process. I want to make something outside of what I've done before. Now the second, that one is interesting.
Often times creatives feel like the odd man out. We feel like we live on the edge of being accepted. We think differently. We respond differently to the events in our lives.
Sometimes our minds can feel like a muddled mess, a puzzle box all shook up. The challenge of being an artist is that we spend our lives trying to put it all together.
This can make us feel downright crazy!
So, as a way of survival and being accepted, some artists push this unique crazy down deep, only to be brought out in the quiet moments of solitude where no one else can see or judge their process.
"It's safer this way," some of us think.
Maybe . . . but maybe not (more on that another time).
When other creatives come to me and they want something creative, something that speaks to their artist heart, it's important.
It gives voice to parts of them they've kept quiet. It shines a light on their abilities.
It gives them permission to step into the light and be seen.
To photograph another artist is to celebrate them. It champions other creatives to be alive in their passions and live boldly, out in the open and confidant.
Are you an artist? Do you create? Maybe you can't even admit it. Imposter syndrome is a real thing, my friend.
If you are an artist, if you create, if you feel this soul encompassing pull to add more to the world than what there was, well, welcome to the club.
Here, you're in good company. Here, you are celebrated.
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