The Undercurrent

"THERE ARE MANY CRAFTSMEN who paint pleasantly the surface appearances and are very clever at it. There are always a few who get at and feel the undercurrent, and these simply use the surface appearances selecting them and using them as tools to express the undercurrent, the real life. If I cannot feel an undercurrent then I see only a…

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Some Favorite Quotes from Favorite Books

"Art is about life. To become a better artist, first and foremost become a better person — not in the moral sense, but rather in the complete sense. Remember that the greatest artist is not the one with the best technique, but the one with the most human heart." (Brooks Jensen, The Creative Life in Photography) "Expertise is not about…

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The Habit of Creativity

I recently received an email regarding my emphasis on creativity and suggesting that seeking creativity as a means to an end was unnecessary since we are all creative by nature. I thought it was an interesting perspective but needed some clarification about what I mean when I talk about creativity.  I totally agree that pursuing “creativity” as a means to…

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