Those of us fortunate enough to be blessed with some creative fibres are damn lucky but It’s a commonly held theorem that as children we are all creative geniuses who edge closer to black and white potatoes with age.
Where creative thinking within adults is a cognitive task - a child's approach is fun. Children don't give a toss about being creative, they just are. Why? They aren’t afraid of embarrassment or care what others think. They don’t censer their thoughts, they’re who they are and the result is pure awesome creativity.
In the words of Pablo Picasso; “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”. Now I’m by no means calling myself an artist here and I’m not impartial to the pressures of social norm, but it gets boring!
We had just come off the back of a few days of wild weather, mind you, it had helped to create some interesting photographic conditions but none of which were all too pleasant.
None-the-less, that was behind us. For the first time the wind had all but dropped off and the skies weren’t looking menacing. Jake, Bruce Trent and I decided to venture down onto the shores Lake Pehoe to try and find something a little different. Before too long each of us had managed to scout out a composition we were pretty happy with and had settled in for the afternoon.
This was mine…