How many times have you seen an image, a design, an artwork... and think '
How creative the individual is No, wish I could do such an amazing work'. How many times have we looked at famous individuals and wondered when we'll receive such accolades?
In my journey as a photographer and content writer, I have come to the saving knowledge that all the creativity we are searching for is in us. all we need to do is harness it. It doesn't end there. there is also the willingness to do the work involved in bringing forth this creativity. God said 'let us make mankind in our own image, in our likeness..' (Genesis 1:26). Before then, God had been creating! If we have been created by God in His image and likeness, then we have His ability to create. To be a likeness of someone or something is to exhibit traits of that person or something. We, also have to create.
Each day God created, there was an advancement in the creation. It's the same process we must also undertake. Our first creation may seem simple enough but as we continue to create, our creations grow in complexity and our mind open to the possibilities.
American professional basketball player, Kevin Durant said;
'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard'
It is not enough to know we can do it. We must act and when we get stuck, it is all the work we have put in and are still willing to invest, that will inspire us to success. Remember the 10000 hours rule? It claims that the key to achieving world class expertise in any skill is to a large extent, a matter of practicing that skill the correct way for 10,000 hours which can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years. A week has 168 hours. A year has 8760 hours, Imagine the possibilities we can accomplish within a year. It's all up to us.
At the Beginning,
Feeding Piglets, National Theatre, 2014
Nike Sneakers, National Stadium, 2014
Today, here I am...
At the suspended lake, Ado Awaye, Oyo State, 2015
House Interior Photoshoot, Lagos, 2015
Yours truly using a phone and ambient light from the window
Chandeliers, Radisson Blu, Lagos, 2015
We only use 10% of our brain's capacity. Really? I am sure we can expand this if we so desire. The possibilities around us are endless. Are you willing to work your creativity?