As a photographer I am not often questioning if I do or do not create art. However, I know that as a creative I do question my own creativity and how the life in which I lead influences that. So often, my creative boundaries are pushed by those around me and that is not only in the form of photography. For example, when I look at pottery, I am caught up in the use of form to create seamless shapes that not only embrace simplicity but also on most occasions have a function. Or a gardener who might grow his own extraordinarily meaningful food to not only cleans the soul but also inspire inner health. That is truly inspiring. And in my mind, an artform.
Art truly is all around us, every day, in so many ways and I guess, a part of me wishes to embrace that side …just sometimes.
Its part of the reason why I am super excited to be bringing into the JinkyArt fold, the wonderfully talented and inspiring silversmith Celia Davey who actually inspired the above photograph of my daughter, Talia. Cee is joining the team next week as a creative peer, and I have to say, her influence has already settled in on me. I hope to explore my own work through the eyes of others more often, and I promise when I do, Ill share it, even if its not my norm.
So many exciting things around the corner.
And, Cee, welcome!