Thursday, March 25, 2010


Photo and essay by Peter Lindbergh

"Creativity is the basis of self-expression. Why are some people supposedly more creative than others, and why can't others open themselves up enough to be able to express who they are?

Creation is the birth of something, and something cannot come from nothing. When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from emotion, or from a combination of ideas, feelings and emotions that are somehow 'reborn' from all our experiences and perspectives.

Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams, desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and what could be... I don't think you can learn it, it is rather something that evolves. Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir.

Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go..."


krista said...

love to start my day reading things just. like. this.

Kristin H said...

I wish I could structure my creative time better!

Tiffany Kadani said...

I really appreciate this post because my whole life I thought I was not a creative person. I couldn't articulate my thoughts in a unique way that would stop people and make them go, Wow- you're creative. But creativity is much more than that and is a skill that must be honed and explored. Thank you for this great essay.

Cheryl Lynn Pastor Romance Author said...

This is the perfect analogy of what creativity is. Many of us are afraid to put what creativity we think we have inside of us on the line for people to see because of an innate fear of rejection. So we keep that part of us hidden, afraid to explore that part of ourselves.

The photograph is beautiful as well. I love visiting your blog. The creative flow on this side of the blogosphere is relentless!

Love you, hon!

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

great black & white

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