Creativity | WORK-ing on it

A fellow photographer, Kim Lovell |, forwarded this article on “How to be creative – the short honest truth” to me. It is SO freaking true! Creative people don’t sit around daydreaming – without action! No, they DO SOMETHING, anything, to make something happen. To make something; create something new. To TRY and LEARN and GROW. You can’t do that looking at other people’s work. Thinking about what you would do. Naw, a true creative JUST DOES IT. Funny, this is exactly where I’m at; again. Motivated by another fellow photographer – Valter Mendes |, who along with a full-time ‘day’ job AND a FAMILY – manages to outshoot me WEEKLY! I have no excuses. I’m single. No kids. WHAT am I doing? Well, as of right now, something. Every week. Every. Single. Week. This is MY call to creative action. And please, feel free to call me out, if you see me slacking! :)

Zahra | Toronto Portrait Photographer

So I met up with Zahra (check her out on twitter: sweetlikez), a few weeks back one Saturday morning for brunch. Cora’s was busy. Z was late, buying batteries (tee hee). The food was yummy and the place was just a tad louder than expected. And we had a great time. After we ate, I of course *forced* her to allow me to take a few photos. Lol – if you know Zahra, I didn’t really have to force her. She has the most beautiful smile. Ear to ear infectious, with the deepest dimples to boot (her mom and brothers both have them). We walked around the back of the plaza and found a little field filled with dandelions. We played and sat in the grass. And I managed to capture a few candid images. Hope you love them Z :)