Ahhh, we are finally starting Basho blog.
For some time, we’ve wanted to get this blog going to write about what we do and how we talk and think at Project Basho. Finally, the day is here.
Even though we run a photography resource center day to day, meeting photography enthusiasts’ need to learn more about photography in Philadelphia, this blog will not be about photography per se. You won’t, for example, read an article about new equipment or the latest photography trends. We want this to be a little different.
During my spare time (really?), I have been interested in how our brains function in relation to human behaviors, psychology, and creativity. It has been a casual learning process, reading related topics and listening to podcasts. Right now, I am in the middle of reading “Imagine” by Jonah Lehrer. Through this book, I’ve been fascinated to learn how our creativity — like getting a sudden insight — works neurologically.
Very convincingly and with proven examples, the author talks about the importance of connecting two seemingly unrelated fields to achieve creative insights. It’s called creative blending. This state of mind is very important and solves problems that require non-conventional thinking.
Surprisingly, being able to focus on one thing intently, which is considered an essential component of productivity, comes at the expense of creativity.
So, if you want to be a creative photographer, immersing yourself in a photography blog may not be the answer. With that in mind, I want this blog to offer something besides photography, a little down time to expand our creativity.
Aside from that, we’ll occasionally write about our classes and workshops worth mentioning. Through this blog, we hope to provide new, insightful information about our educational offerings, including more in-depth material about our instructors and the concepts of our classes.
Also, we’re interested in introducing the people of Project Basho: students, instructors, volunteers and staff. Over the years, we’ve met many people from many different backgrounds. They come to Project Basho because they love photography, but they have other, blog-worthy things going on in their lives.
If you have suggestions or would like to contribute an article to our blog, simply let us know via contact form. And, we would appreciate any feedback you have to offer about what we’re writing here.