In challenging the creative, I am not seeking to pick a fight with creative people, I am just hoping to provoke a bit of divergence. We are all creatives in one way or another. While some are more outwardly adventurous in their dress, piercings and tattoos, the more reserved can be creative as well. As a scientist, it is likely that I would be dumped into the latter category... reserved, deliberate, and boring. Yet, these adjectives could not be further from the truth.
My inner creative is always toggled to the ON position, and the loop of thoughts never seem to stop.
I am continuously searching for ways to provoke controversy and divergent modes of thinking.
I am forever looking for ways to convey my thoughts about complex biological patterns, nature and photography.
Inertia is my enemy and complacency is self destructive; I am on a quest to share what I see.
Winter challenges the creative, because it forces the body to endure when it is seeking to hibernate. Deep cold freezes nose hairs, invites frost bite and suggests thoughts of survival rather than creativity. Yet, these same limitations paired with the dearth of life forces the real creatives break free.
Each image that accompanies this post was produced in sub-freezing temperatures, during periods of intense wind, snow or cold. Playing it safe is staying home, and complacency is leaving too soon. Buried in the snow or lying prone on the ice with my gear, I am hoping to make something different and use the technology I have to convey my vision of the moment. Creativity is an essential part of the human experience, to deny this need is to embrace submission.
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