Why Create Art?

August 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

In my last blog post, I spoke of my motivation for taking photographs. I have thought about the art aspect of it quite a bit since then. Here are some more reasons why I photograph.
 

Photography is creative. I don’t know if it is scientific, but I feel people need to create.

Genesis 1:27 states:
 

So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

 

New International Version (NIV)

God is the Creator. We are His creatures made in His image. He created us to create. But you say, “I am not creative”.
 

First of all, there are many ways of creating. Painting is creating, but so is cooking. Sculpture is creating, but so is gardening. Photography is creating, but so is fixing up an old car. So many times we limit our view of creation to traditional arts.

We often are not creative because we don’t try. We have a fear of failure. Art helps us learn to overcome the fear of failure. I am not saying that you will always create the perfect image, meal, or fixed up old car. It is through the trying that we learn.
 

We learn from experimentation with our art form. We learn from others. We learn by sharing with others.

So why do I photograph? I photograph to create, learn, and share with others.

Now…you go out, find your art form, and create.
 


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