To destroy is also a creative act. Consider the joy of children — bulldozing buildings, Godzilla on cities, etc:
For example, the sculptor as making art by CHIPPING AWAY or DESTROYING some of the marble, in order to uncover the hidden beautiful statue within.
Or consider the skill it takes to demolish buildings. You don’t just put a bunch of TNT; you gotta plan it in a very creative way.
After destruction, there is thriving.
Beirut has burnt to the ground (7?) times, and like a phoenix, rose again from the ashes (stronger each time). Cities seem to be the same– you burn it down, and it becomes stronger than before. Consider the great growth after the great fire in San Francisco in the late 1800’s. New Orleans has also had huge economic growth after Hurricane Katrina.
In praise of deleting
To delete is also a creative act. Delete old stuff in order for you to create again anew!
Re-discover your inner-child like PICASSO:
- Creative Productivity
- In Praise of Repetition
- The Eternal Creative Loop
- The Goal is Spontaneous Creative Activity
- Ignore Your Haters.
- You’re on a Winning Streak
- Ultralight Photography
- How to see.
- CREATORS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
- How to Ignore Your Inner-Critic
- How to Unlock Your Inner-Genius
- Success is Your Only Option
- How to Make Your Photos More Artistic
- Creative Lessons Rick Rubin Can Teach You About Photography
- Why I Love Shooting With an LCD Screen
- How to Shoot Abstract Photography
- How to Be More Spontaneous in Your Photography and Life
- How to Re-Invent Yourself in Photography
- How to Photograph Like a Child
- How to Be a More Imaginative Photographer
- Never Rust
- Limit Your Palette
- Follow Your Intuition
- Have Creative Confidence in Yourself
- How To Find Your Unique Voice in Photography
- Beginner’s Mind
- There is No Wrong Way to Shoot Street Photography
- You Can’t Control the Results, Only Effort
- On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane
- On Searching For the Maximum
- The Beauty of “Creative Constraints”
- How to Stay Curious
- Enjoy the Process
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