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Creativity

posted Jun 24, 2017, 5:12 PM by Jose Velasquez
It's been a long time since I wrote anything on here. I've slowly been re-adjusting to so many changes we've been through over the past few years. Life has a way of taking us away from activities that bring us joy and pleasure. Photography for me is one of those activities. I think the mirrorless evolution (it's never been a revolution in my experience) was a big distraction for me and my work. Having said that, there's always a silver lining to all experiences. The silver lining with my mirrorless experience is that I've grown to love video production, and mirrorless is leaps and bounds ahead of DSLR's when it comes to video. I've also come to appreciate what software such as Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects is capable of producing. But, photography, for me, is still, and always will be, a far more enjoyable hobby.

Although my chosen field of work (i.e. my day gig) is full of creativity (and creative cloud tools), I've been finding that it's not enough for me. Like a screaming safety release valve, my creativity is yelling at me that it needs to be let out in other ways, ways that I've long neglected over the past couple of years. Recently, I had an epiphany and it's one that I can't ignore. It's like someone lifted a veil that had long covered my eyes and suddenly the names of colors and things came rushing back to my mind. A better metaphor for this epiphany would be a fountain that just needed some priming and now the water is flowing freely to places long forgotten.

While photography will always be one of my favorite creative outlets, there are others that are calling me. That's not to say I'm going to neglect photography, rather photography has suddenly sprung up on me in a way that's refreshing, invigorating, and rewarding. Through my photography I've been able to reconnect with my creative vision and this vision has lead to more and more ideas, hopes, and dreams.

Till my next review, rambling, or post, this is, hey, hey
~jsv
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