This is me.
Part Psychologist, Part Photographer. Well mainly I feel like my true self is a photographer... When people ask me what I do, I now say I’m a food photographer but that I still do some psychology work to maintain a steady income.
Becoming a photographer has truly led me to feeling whole within myself and a sense of joy and contentment that I haven’t felt before. Taking photos is the only time I ever truly feel in the moment, where time stands still and I’m in a sort of creative flow zone.
It’s definitely not an easy path or one that’s filled with a huge income or steady work flow. But such is the life of a creative - it’s something that chooses you and you it, and once you meet there’s no turning back. You’re compelled to create, and although it can be frustrating at times, when the creative juices aren’t flowing as freely as you’d like or you’re not being seen, there is no option but to keep on going. There is no, well if this doesn’t work out, or if I can’t get any work... that’s why you keep your side job if you need to. Creativity doesn’t thrive on pressure and it doesn’t owe you anything.
Have any of you read ‘Big magic’ By Elizabeth Gilbert. It totally changed my relationship to creativity and has allowed me to take the pressure off my craft, my gift, my passion, my creativity, and to just keep doing what I love and to just trust in the process.
Tell me, what creative pursuit transports you into your zone and brings you utter joy? What’s your relationship with creativity like?
Portrait love by @theurbannest