I can say for certain that there is a lot about life that I am unsure of at any given moment. I haven’t figured it all out, claimed to have figured it out, or even know if I want to figure it out. What I do know is time no longer waits, and it is time to be creative as hell in everything I do.
With that comes a great deal of fear that I am learning to deal with everyday. You see being creative requires risk and being vulnerable when you don’t want. It requires that you listen as if you can hear the pin drop in the haystack you are about to dive into only the certainty of your uncertainness guiding your search. It ask that you shout from the top of even the smallest hill the stories that need telling. Creative doesn’t wait for you to get on board, it races next to you seeing just how fast you can run, how high you can jump and how big your heart is willing to give.
It demands that you share, build community and collaborate so that you know you are never alone in what you are attempting to do. Creativity knows we are better when we work together than when we stand alone. No one ever got to the top of anything without the support, pushing and pulling of others. I hope that together we find out just what our creativity can do.
I the coming years I
hope am going to be creative and work like a mad man to:
- fostering creative learning and sharing to build stronger communities
- creating meaningful dialogs about the issues that shape the world we live in
- telling stories that reflect who we are and what we hope to become
- experiencing and finding beauty in the world and establishing an equilibrium in our environment
Well with that all being said here is some additional 205.5×2 on me.
In a nutshell: Born in New Mexico, raised in Colorado, college in Texas, living in Seattle, married to Lori Kane (www.collectiveself.com), 3 cats (Ansel, Joe, Bella) and the best dog around an Aussie named Grady.
Day Job: Marketing and IT director for company in Seattle (yes I know the irony)
Real Job: Fine art and editorial photographer, teacher, student
Last Trip: East Texas
Process by John Paul Caponigoro
Movies I’ll watch more than twice: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Galaxy Quest, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 (just kidding), Empire Strikes Back, Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now, Inception, Dark Knight, MIB, Princess Bride
Desert Island Music: Jazz any type, the Beatles, DMB
Desert Island Food: Handmade flour tortillas, Apple Pie, Pear Pie, Peach Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, did I mention pie?
TV show I should be on: Walking Dead, I hate zombies.
Camera I most love to work with: My Ebony 4×5 or my D700
Favorite time of day to shoot: Night, love the artificial light and shadows
Cool Recent Accomplishment: Cut my hours back to 30 at “real” job to work more at my love of photography.