This writing would likely have been more relevant several decades ago, when photography was more…

This writing would likely have been more relevant several decades ago, when photography was more dependent upon the “decisive moment” than it is now. Quoting the “greats” like Adams and Weston may have the reverse effect. There is always the chance that others, reading this, may be determined to follow their examples, and take on aspects of the lives of others. Creativity is a mental construct, and it may be more useful to absorb lessons from psychology, neuroscience, or indeed from music, painting, sculpture, architecture, philosophy and the sciences, in order to promote creativity in photography. I, and many others, derive a level of creativity in photography from a host of non-photographic sources. In addition, the huge changes in photographic technology have thinned the walls among various visual disciplines, and greatly enhance the possibilities of creative work.

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