a blog post? whaaatt?
I am a creative person and after what feels like forever I am finally creating art again! I have not posted here in a very long time. Apparently moving from Okinawa to Chicago in the middle of a pandemic was traumatic for me because it has taken a really long time to recover. It makes me think I never want to move again. I have recently been having some creative and professional stirrings again which honestly have not happened for a really really long time. Its not that I haven’t been shooting, just that I haven’t been really wanting to shoot. I never stop shooting. I think what has brought me back to my creative self is street photography. So I am very grateful to be living near an awesome and fun city. Here is a bit of Chicago through my eyes.
Art begets art
Does other art ever inspire you to create more art? This installation piece at the Art Institute of Chicago really got me thinking and resulted in this creation. I love being in museums and being inspired that way by other artists. I recently listened to a TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is like 12 years old but I feel I should listen to it every single year. She talked about creativity and how the best thing to do when as an artist you are feeling afraid is to just get to work. Just do it. It reminds me of a quote from Vincent Van Gogh “If you hear a voice with you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” Yes.
Seeing with a creative eye
We went on a ghost and gangsters tour in Chicago one evening which resulted in these nostalgic black and white images of the city at night. I felt that I was transported to the time of Al Capone.
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