The other day somebody asked me how I work. In short- it's a process. Beyond that, quite honestly, I have no idea other than I have to keep moving. ADHD has its definite advantages. Creating anything is not a hard science nor can it be scheduled between 9am - 5pm. I often can't sleep because I am either heavily involved in a project or because I am wide awake thinking about how to conceptualize a particular feeling or message. But over many years of exploring my own creative process I have found it is best for me to stimulate my senses with many projects, activities and artistic influences to arrive at a destination from whence I can "jump off."
Yesterday I purchased some beryl wood slabs and began making tables. "How might this help photography", one might ask? For the same reason that I choose to swim and body surf on certain days WITHOUT a camera; make anything a chore and you're gonna quench the fire. Back to the tables- by understanding what makes a slab of raw material, beautiful; I can begin to view other things differently, uncovering beauty in other places.
On top of that, I am driven by my own motivations to be a competitor. I like to win. And I like to work. Its the journey that leads to capturing that next perfect moment that motivates me to carry a camera with me where ever I go. At the moment my go-to is a Graflex, Century 35 NE rangefinder. Rugged, Stylish and Iconic. Three words to live by.