“Inspiration and creativity, they ride right next to one another…Not everyday are you going to wake up, the clouds are gonna part and the rays are gonna come down…sometimes you gotta just get in there and force yourself to work and maybe something good will come out of it.”
-Jack White on creativity. From a great documentary called Under Great White Northern Lights.
My take? You must take a picture every day. Maybe something good will come out of it.[***Update: if you like this, then you’ll want to take a peek at “Talent is nothing without Focus & Endurance” over at my Google+ page. Love to be in your circle there…]
Gracias Chase….y buenisimo el video!…… Does your creativity ever seem to sometime stifle finishing a project for anyone else?. I like the idea: Action Precedes Motivation. But then I get so motivated that I wake up and change everything on a new passion web biz. Any ideas?…Maybe a deadline & limiting structure.
Something I find quite fun, whilst making me more creatively supple, is to load up my iPod with some music I’m in the mood for (probably Jack White!) and then head out to an area nearby for walk. Every-time a song changes, I stop and force myself to ‘see’ and take a shot, no matter where I am…I can’t move into another position, or skip….I have to shoot. It gets quite interesting…
@Rob: A quote I live by in shooting difficult stuff: “The interval is where the action is.” – McLuhan.
A creative thinking trick is to try ‘vuja de’ – seeing old things in brand new ways:
Thanks for the clip!