I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!
I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.
Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.
With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.
Let me begin with this:
I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.
You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:
Robin Griggs Wood •artist•(@robingriggswood)'s Instagram
Dance Like Nobody's Watching
"People like to talk
Because they don't know what to say
Running from the truth
Because the truth's too much to take
I keep raising glasses cause I only got today
I just keep moving
I just keep moving..."
Elli Goulding – Keep On Dancing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX_V9PvC89o
Or, if you prefer a more giggle-worthy video to light up your Sunday, or jumpstart your week ahead: Go for the Gentrys Keep On Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEs6e0FdwU ... hahaha ... I grinned all the way through that ... ;oD
About this image:
This is a composite, but more of a study for me, as I ever work to hone my lighting and sharpen my creative mind. The Dancer is Jennita Russo, shot by Barry Goyette (Creative Commons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Two_dancers.jpg) and the visual walla is from Creative Film's greenscreen footage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr9ibM1ESxixN5egOyh94mQ
The warehouse background is my own, but, hey, whatcha gonna do with a big open warehouse?! ... once you get it all edited, it just sort of sits there and murmurs "Now what?" at you repeatedly.
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