A few months ago I photographed a wedding that took place both in New York and in Istanbul, so I thought I'd share 2 scene setter images from both cities.
So, I thought I’d do a bit of a personal post here. As you can see from the title this is going to be about the creative side versus the logical side and the constant struggle of switching back and forth between the two. Creating something new is probably the most rewarding human experience for me. It ranks right up there with experiencing genuine love, the pride of an accomplishment, physical well-being and passing life’s milestones with grace and glamour --- even euphoria. It is a very human trait: We conceptualize, design, convert, build and man, just dream stuff up. Often it is the process rather than the finished product that keeps us going. I know this is what drives me --- no, not crazy, but I just love the forward motion.Now, equally important, there is the left brain: The logical side that keeps everything in balance; it is the side that works with numbers and handles the "reality check". It’s important to give these "mind muscles" a good workout too. There is no doubt that us artists have more of that right brain stuff and like to immerse ourselves in these endeavors. To roam freely, unencumbered and wholly is a certain luxury that very few of us have. It is a wonderful feeling though to take a couple of weeks or months off from the everyday and do something different and new.A really successful work marriage needs left brainers and right brainers working together and creating an environment of mutual content. Left brainers flourish in the advancement of the purpose, right brainers like to roam free, unencumbered by tax deadlines, payroll and the such. Successful creatives find someone capable of handling these important left brain activities and thereby allowing them to create the best of both worlds.
However, when enlisting this help from the lefties, there still remains a solid amount of that left brain stuff to do. You see, us creatives never like to relinquish control.
So how do I handle it? To be honest, it's a work in progress, but it most certainly starts with a solid team made up of of both disciplines ....I am lucky to have a lot of help from the left brainers at my studio and other amazing individuals I surround myself with. I have to do an immense amount of it myself too (just getting through email during an average day is a job in itself...). I try to separate my time between both but definitely thrive creatively when I change environments, such as heading out to a photo shoot.
I would love to hear from you fellow creatives, how do you get a handle on all that lefty stuff?