I was born curious. It is such an important part of who I am that I’m not always even aware of it. It is second nature for me. I am always questioning everything. Questioning everything including question authority. And even question questions. Maybe I should’ve been a philosopher! Or not.
Frame is the method that I frame not only my creative endeavors, but also they way that I see the world. Hence the title of this newsletter. The funny thing is that the name is continually growing on me. (Thank you Josh!)
My curiosity leads me down many paths in life. When I was 12 years of age, I started writing and photography. They were and still are methods for me to make sense of the world and what I do in life.
Photography, writing and art are such an integral part of my life that at times they spill over into each other. I have no idea what I would do without them. Let’s not go there. That’s probably the subject of an upcoming issue!
If I am an artist, it says more about what I do and how I spend my time, than a title. I create therefore I am. The verb is more important than the noun, as nouns have a way of confining, of defining.
But like Houdini, artists spend their time fleeing the labels and being confined in a box. The problem has less to do with what others think. But once you can adapt to being part of a canned definition creativity ends. Signaling a time to do something new.
Thank you for following me on this journey of discovering the meaning of photography and it’s influence on us both as viewers and shooters. I always look forward to your comments and dialogue.
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