Photography & Art


Are we not Motivated?

Paraphrasing Russell Crowe on my favorite movie (Gladiator):

“Are we Not Motivated?”

Some days i hard to be motivated. And when I talk about motivation, I am talking about been motivated to create.

We see our lives as an endless stream of rinse, repeat and feel forever doomed to the daily routine.

We see the same things, the same rooms, the same windows and we feel cloistered by our surroundings.

Where do you find the spark?

Is there anything we can do to change our landscape?

Hello Girl, It’s been a while…

They say one of the easiest way to get our brain in gear is to go for a walk. So literally, the way to get motivated is to change our surroundings.

You can also use one of these suggestions:

  • Read a novel, not a technical manual. An actual novel with characters and situations.

  • Watch a movie. Brownie points if it’s a foreign film. Change that perspective!

  • Go to a museum. Art museums are particularly good if you are a photographer. It helps to see something different than what we regularly do.

  • Listen to a creative podcast or an audiobook.

  • Take on one of the plastic arts: painting, sketching, sculpting, pottery, etc.

  • Meditate. This one in particular has helped me a lot.

We are not born creative. Creativity is taught, by others or in most cases self-taught. So in essence, we rely on the shoulders of others to become creative. We just need a stimulus, a virtual kick in the butt!

What do you do to get motivated?

iPhone XS Max. Camera+ using Macro Preset. Edited in Luminar 3 with Libraries and processed using the new version of DXO’s Nik Analog Effects 2. Taken at our local Home Depot Garden Center.