You might have to bear with me on this one, I’m going to be getting deep and a bit long-winded the rest of this month. It’s the time of year that we reflect back on the year we are leaving behind. I hope that everyone who visits here has had some great moments in their 2012. I started to reflect on the great moments in my own 2012 when I began to realize that many of them were either directly or indirectly related to the friends I’ve met and the adventures I’ve undertaken as a result of this site.
You might be asking why I shared this revelation on iPhone Friday? I often talk about iPhone Photography as a tool for democratizing photography. You could also read that as ‘democratizing creativity’. If you know anything about this site, you know that helping other’s discover their own creative vision it what it’s about. Today I reflected on exactly what that might mean to you as a reader. It could mean a lot of things. But one thing stands out from all the rest regarding discovering your own creativity….the fantastic community of talented and beautiful people that comes with it. People that will surely enrich your life.
With that being said, if you’re not already involved in a creative community or you’re not sure whether you are a creative person….I say, YES YOU ARE and you should get involved in one. Also, because the iPhone (or any mobile phone) is a powerful creative tool, I’d love to see you pick it up and pursue that quiet creativity that has been calling you all these years. Listen to that beautiful excitement that resonates inside you and go out and begin to make your own magic!
Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite iPhone images from 2012 and the great people I have met by being involved in a beautiful and creative world. I hope that you all do the same. Also, if you weren’t one of the people I was able to meet in 2012, I hope we can meet in 2013. From what I have found, the folks that visit here are some of the nicest and most creative folks I have met. Looking forward to meeting you all soon!
Well, one of the first encounters that I had on this great creative adventure in 2012 was a rattlesnake. I will say my mom wasn’t too excited to see this photo…yes, she still worries about me. But my nimble bike handling skills proved superior and we (the snake and me) both survived this close encounter.