tPP55: March Madness and creativity in photography

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

March 28, 2016

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As March Madness takes hold, I got to thinking about our faction with David and Goliath. We seem to love when an underdog rises above expectations and can advance in the tourney. I think creativity in a lot of ways is sort of like David vs Goliath, but the Goliath is leading a life outside of creativity doing what is expected vs the life that “everyone” talks about living which would be the David.

As i made the transition to full-time photography, I kept hearing from my friends and colleagues that they wondered what it was like to give everything up to become an artist. In my world, I didn’t give anything up, but rather was able to find a balance of what really mattered and being present in the moment. As I got to relating the NCAA’s to those conversions, it occurred to me that we like to think about how great it would be to go be that “starving artist” who is leaving the dream, but how much we prefer to be that number 1 or 2 seed. It is nice to know that we have put in all the work and that we are likely to come out on top. However, as we learn every year at this time. Just because you play in a certain conference, have a certain record or show huge talent, at the end of the day the team that shows up and embraces the moment and believes in what they are doing can be that underdog that breaks everyone’s brackets.

I encourage you to find a way to be your own David in your creativity and break out of what you should do, how you should play and try to enjoy the creative energy you have today.

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