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Creative Block and Digital Dilemmas Across Disciplines #1 (Podcast 528)

Creativity is something that most people struggle with, and for good or bad, technology has changed everything in recent decades, and this is adding to the problem for some. Photography was transformed at the start of this millennium as digital cameras became available. Many have embraced the digital era, but...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
2 Comments
  • Janet Webster
    Posted at 23:20h, 21 June Reply

    What an interesting article (I read rather than listened). The thoughts about creativity feeding creativity and procrastination really resonated with me. I write short stories, create jewellery and am serious about my photography. All of these activities take time and sometimes I wonder if I am procrastinating by switching my creative energies to another medium. Generally though, I think whatever I am doing feeds at least one of my passions. I see the connection most clearly between my photography and my jewellery creation, where colour is significant. I’ve recently signed up for a watercolour workshop with a fantastic First Nations artist (Arlene Ness) who will be attending the Adaka festival here in Whitehorse. I told myself I should be focusing on my photography (Adaka festival is so photogenic with many First Nations performers in full regalia) that I though the workshop might be a distraction/procrastination. Now I can tell myself that it will probably feed my creativity in my other endeavours. Looking forward to the next instalment. Your podcasts are always so interesting. Thank you.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 23:33h, 21 June Reply

      Thanks Janet! I’m so pleased you found this useful.

      I agree, I’m sure all of your passions feed the others to some degree.

      Have a great time on the watercolor workshop. That will be a wonderful experience, I’m sure.

      Regards,
      Martin.

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