I look at things around me, trying to make a connection between things in an unexpected way. It’s usually a pretty long process before I decide to bring an idea to life, but that’s how it starts.
Travel Through Asia with Indonesian Human Interest Photogapher Dewi Natalia
Specializing in portraits of people’s everyday lives across Asia, Dewi Natalia strives to capture beauty across different cultures to change the way we see each other. Today, we talk to Dewi about her goals and her creative process as she travels and shoots.
The Art of Not Making Great Art
Creation is an experience, not a manual to be followed step-by-step. As soon as I stopped trying to force my creativity to fit into predetermined boxes, it got easier and easier to pull my visions into the physical realm.
Passion Isn’t Everything
Deep down, I was disappointed. I was letting myself down. It was another project that I was putting in the “unfinished pile”. I knew I had to arrest this downward spiral before it degenerated into total failure.
Analog Effects in a Digital World
Learning the ways of these old-school effects not only gave me newfound respect for the art and craft of the masters that went before me, but instilled a sense of practical creativity and problem solving that I’m not sure I would have gotten in the purely digital world.
Taking Creative Risks: Freelance Photographer in Conflict Zones
We look for work in places where people struggle to survive and that goes against human nature. While people are running away from the front lines, I am running toward them to photograph.
Beginning vs. Starting
Naturally, you’re not quite as good at starts as you are at beginnings. Starting is a bit harder. They require intention, community, courage, and a dose of naiveté.
Life Lessons From a Farmer’s Market Vendor
If you had told me that I’d learn more about business and my creative potential from running a booth at a farmer’s market than from working with Victoria’s Secret in New York, I would’ve thought you were crazy.
How Side Projects Fuel Creative Living with April Soetarman
As an artist and designer, April has altered the user experience of the fortune cookie, caused unsuspecting pedestrians to look twice at street signage, and coded a bot to tweet out food-inspired romance.
10 Nudges to Move You Toward Action
Certainly you’ve heard of analysis paralysis – that catatonic state your mind enters into when overthinking causes complete immobilization. Perhaps you’re visiting this post now in an attempt to flee the very action that you know you must take next.
Listening for Creativity
I believe all sentient beings are creative beings. If that weren’t so I don’t think there would be a Facebook or Instagram, bicycles, ice cream or bologna.
Do the Work You Love: How to Overcome Self-Doubt & Fear
So maybe you’ve been inspired by Aaron Nace, but when you compare yourself to him you realize he has over a million subscribers and your idea seems an utterly impossible reality.