Playing major catch up here with some photos I took at this year's annual School of Creativity at Bethel. I and a few other photographers volunteered to capture the event and so many times I found myself looking at the back of my camera, totally messed up that I was living my dream and taking photos of some of my greatest heroes. If you'll remember, this is where I got to shoot that dreamy enchanted forest set-up with Heather.
There was such a buzz being around hundreds of creative from all around the world - learning, chatting and creating together. There was something energising about the whole atmosphere. One of my favourite moments was listening to Darren Wilson, director of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights share his thought process behind the films and the decisions he made to come to the final films.
I love when creatives are championed and released to be who they are. The creative world is saturated now and I love that it's a reflection of the increasing number of people who are realising that they have the ability to create. It does mean that competition and comparison is introduced and there is the tendency to start creating, start comparing and then shutting down. I, myself, find myself in that thought space often and I work to get myself out of there pronto. That moment when someone realises that everything they create is uniquely incredible and valid simply because of who they are, is one of freedom and even more creativity. So. Good.