The Zen of Visual Imagery   2 comments

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I love all facets of making visual imagery, e.g., writing, music, cameras, catching the moment, editing the moment to share my perspective of the experience — I could go on and on. For me, visual imagery is a passion.
In recent years I have been able to spend more time with this love, even getting into digital video and taking on a lot of digital media projects. However, as with any endeavor, especially those you love, doing it full-time can reduce the love affair to just another relationship. So often, creativity suffers in the relationship. Rather than being artistic, you become a technician, lacking originality and flair. Sometimes you are so focused on the routine your passion becomes an obsession.
The moral:
Don’t do what you love full-time.
Instead, make sure the love is surrounded by other endeavors
which nurtures your art’s creative juices.
Only then will you begin to feel the juices ooze from your pores.
Only then will you experience real love.
Only then will you indeed be alive.

— kenne

Posted June 24, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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2 responses to “The Zen of Visual Imagery

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  1. Kenne, Be led by what force brings us to the things we are intended to share with the world. I have to remind myself of the word legacy continually. Not in any regard other than itsy bitsy stuff. Some of us, if not all of us, were given these gateways to express and inspire moments in time and what a crime it would be for another individual I know, close another portal or portals because someone or thing (negative force) convinces us to be something other than a little left of center. That’s what I love about you. You go places I go and do things that I do and seldom question reason. Allow us your passions, big and small and fly, my man!
    Your friend…z bff, ha!


  2. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    I have done several variations on this theme over the years, this posting was the first. — kenne


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