02 Feb Get Out There Photography Manifesto 2020
What does creativity mean? What to be creative mean?
These are questions that are hunting me from a while. I’m always been told that I’m creative. It is because I love to write, to invent stories, to play with images. However, during my professional path in the last years, I questioned my creativity and even my intelligence.
I never thought that I wasn’t creative or smart, I just started to wonder if my creativity was worth the same of other people around me that looked to be more extravagant, extreme, all for their art.
I met people like this for my photography work and I had really interesting discussions with them about this topic. All of them feel this urge to create. To produce music, to paint, to draw, to write.
I’ve never been that kind of creative that is all for one thing. I’m a multipotentialite, so I get interested in lots of different things at the same time, shifting continuously my energy. Moreover, I don’t forget that there are bills to pay, relationship to nurture and some rest to take. I felt more than once that my urge of creating was suffocated by this kind of routine.
After a period in which I suffered from the most common issue among creative, the impostor syndrome, I realized that I couldn’t put different kinds of creativity under the same label. Then I wanted to know more, to understand more and to share with the world how many wonderful, and all legit, different of creative are out there writing, producing, painting, playing, or thinking about dancing routine, training routine or even just an innovative way to run a company.
I understood that my biggest mistake in the approach to creativity was to try to find an answer, a definition. I wanted to understand if I could label people with “artist” or “artist-wannabe” or “not an artist”. WRONG!
With my photography, I always wanted to shoot artists and creative. I wanted to get to know them. I wanted to see their art and passion.
Now, I want my photography to be much more than that. I want it to research on the field about creativity. I don’t want to look for answers, I want to look for people and just share how many magnificent shades there are of creativity.
I want to meet people and tell the world with my photography how amazing it is that they are just creating. I want to put their story out there for the world to see so that they can inspire and legitimate also all the other creative that are passing through the impostor syndrome phase.
This is the purpose of Get Out There Photography for 2020.