Creativity wormhole

Where does your creativity come from?

Do we control our creativity or is it a mythical wormhole that opens up at random and feeds our mind with thoughts and ideas for us to work on?

As a professional creative, can we really afford to rely on the random sequence of events that we have built as a base for our creativity? Is it possible to force our minds into this space so we can draw on it at any time and if so how can we do this?

One question I would be inclined to ask is how often are we being creative, are we letting ourselves create bad or ok work along with the great work? Our pride and ego can often get in the way and the fear of creating something that is not our best can stop us creating anything at all! It’s a fact, every photograph we take, passage that we write, or picture that we paint, is not going to be groundbreaking. Like anything, creativity requires dedication, practice and hard work every day. As soon as we get out of the mindset that creativity comes only from a romantic vision and the Goldilocks headspace the sooner we will create groundbreaking work more often!

Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens

The Ocean

You are the sun setting
I am the sun rising

You are the rivers flowing
as I am the wind blowing

You are the bath water
I am the ocean

You are the fireflies
as I am the stars

You are the thunder
I am the lighting

You are the calm before the storm
and I am the storm

By Mariah Cormier

 

Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes surges shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on
Maslins beach Adelaide at sunset, orange sky, bubbling smooth waters pulsate. dark sexual shapes shallow depth of field with tilt shift lens
Maslins beach, Adelaide. The ocean turns on

The beauty of photographing the ocean is as relaxing as walking beside it. When we step into our landscape photographer role we should always look closer and see the ocean as its own entity, focussing on the small details that she gives us. The feelings of calm, rage and exhilaration. She is a sexual wonderment, surging, pulsing and flowing around us.

Last night I spent time at sunset, looking closer, making pictures and getting wet. The light was coming in perfectly with warm air surrounding the beach. The perfect atmosphere for making pictures. I screwed on my 24mm tilt shift lens, using a large aperture and shifting the lens to extremes to make the shallow depth I wanted. My aim to focus only on a small part of the ocean, her details and accents, forcing the viewers to look where I want them. The performance was amazing, with the oceans twists, turns and pulsating rhythms in betweens the calm smooth spells.

Last night was a great night to make pictures and has inspired me for a longer series. These pictures are available for sale as framed fine art prints.

A3 Framed – $270
20×30 Framed – $700

Get in touch to order yours to create a calming vibe in your quiet space at home.

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Market research, help me help your business

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At Lee Knowles Photographer, I aim to provide a quality tailored service that sits in line with your business.  With the creation of a new fresh pricing model on the horizon, your help would be much appreciated to give you the best experience.  If you are a South Australian business or professional and use a photography service regularly or even on occasion, please take a moment to contribute to the poll and help Lee Knowles Photographer provide an exciting new product for you.

My Adelaide commercial photography service include:
Headshots
Personal & business branding
Product photography (including Art reproduction)
Corporate functions & events
Advertising photography promotions
Ecommerce photography
Performance photography

If you use any of these services, I look forward to seeing your feedback.  Thank you for your help in taking Lee Knowles Photographer to the next level of service providing.

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Sell a lifestyle not a product, create your vision

“People don’t buy products anymore, they buy a lifestyle!”

If you really want to reach out and connect with your clients, you need to bring them closer let them feel why you do what you do and see your vision.

Taken from 2012 editorial shoot for Eternal Image Studios, hair studio, Henley Beach.

In todays consumer market, your clients need more than a safe shot to commit. Bring people closer to your brand, show them more of the story thats sits behind and help them to see your vision and connect to you. I aim to not only sell your product, but to sell your story behind it.  To book a full personal & business branding session, get in touch so we can start to create your vision!

info@leeknowlesphotographer.com

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Escape the ordinary, a video portrait short film

 

When you least expect it, a great adventure finds you.
Escape the ordinary!

Organic natural pictures that capture your story as its being written…
Never forget your stories

A moving picture by lee knowles photographer

creative professional photography

A video portrait on a beautiful Adelaide beach in South Australia

To book a shoot, contact info@leeknowlesphotographer.com

DO YOU HAVE A VISION?

However you see you products or services, a strong vision is important for your promotions. Finding a photographer who can work closely with you and help create that vision in the flesh is key to a successful campaign. I often talk about relationships being a huge impact with my portrait and personal branding headshots services and it’s the same for products and advertising. The closer we can understand each other, the closer our wavelengths will be for the vision! This will give fresh, vibrant images the have an impact that will take your product and services to the top of your clients consciousness.
At Lee Knowles Photographer the focus is on building a relationship with you, my client, so I can then see the vision through your eyes, helping us work together on the same level.
Drop in to my Kent Town based studio in the heart of one of Adelaides most creative suburbs and we can start working towards creating your vision!
https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/commercial/product-advertising-e-commerce-photography-adelaide/

Second Valley beach, mini shoot tour SA Sat 21st Jan


Saturday 21st Jan I’ll be shooting the Mini Shoot Tour SA at the one of the Fleurie peninsulas hotspot beaches, Second Valley! An intimate beach with Beautiful views and crystal waters will make an awesome day out and perfect to create those beautiful organic photographs that you will treasure forever. Come book a time for your shoot.Your shoot is $100 including a beautiful A4 fine art rag print of your choice

If you have friends who love spending time with their family at the beach who are looking to update their family pictures, share this post with them.

Shoots can also be used for individuals looking for an environmental portrait for professional use on LinkedIn and business websites, a perfect start to the new year!

Second Valley beach is a semi secret gem and at the top of so many lists of South Australian beauty spots, its amazing and I can’t wait to make some beautiful, personalised art with you

Thanks, Lee

To book a time for your shoot for the day, get in touch on

e: info@leeknowlesphotographer.com

t: 0401608853

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

Port Willunga beach: Mini shoot tour SA, 14th Jan 2017

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Hey, don’t we all just love a day at the beach!

Saturday 14th Jan I’ll be shooting the Mini Shoot Tour SA at the one of Adelaides hotspot beaches, Port Willunga!  Scenic views and beautiful waters make for an amazing day out and perfect to create those beautiful organic photographs that you will treasure forever.  Come book a time for your shoot.

Your shoot is $100 including a beautiful A4 fine art rag print of your choice

If you have friends who love spending time  with their family at the beach who are looking to update their family pictures, share this post with them.

Shoots can also be used for individuals looking for an environmental portrait for professional use on LinkedIn and business websites, a perfect start to the new year!

Port Willunga beach continuously is praised and at the top of so many lists of South Australian beauty spots, its amazing and I can’t wait to make some beautiful, personalised art with you

Thanks, Lee

To book a time for your shoot for the day, get in touch on

e: info@leeknowlesphotographer.com
t: 0401608853

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

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Win an A3 framed print from LUCID!

competition win a3 framed art print of lucid nude photographyHi Followers, its Christmas, so Im giving away some framed art!

Im running a competition to W I N an A3 Framed fine art rag print from my Series L U C I D !

priced at $250

All you have to do is visit my Facebook page post  (CLICK THIS LINK)  like and share the post to your timeline and the winner will be selected at random. Closes 5pm Weds 21st

You must also be based in South Australia for delivery.

Good luck and have an awesome Xmas

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Rally Against Arts Funding Cuts: Parliament house Adelaide, Tuesday 19 April, 12pm

Something close to my heart…  Yesterday along with over 100 other local supporters of the arts, I attended the Rally Against Arts Funding Cuts at Parliament house, Adelaide.  Organised by the Arts Industry Council South Australia (AICSA).
I was there making some documentary photographs for the AICSA,  but more importantly I was there to support a cause that is close to me and my industry.  As a photographer, Im a small part of the arts industry, for my creative work and my professional services, so it simply has to mean a lot to me and does!

SA’s arts organisations and artists are facing the prospect of significantly reduced state government funding, putting our cultural industry at risk.

Many local companies are under threat of closure and jobs will be lost without sustainable funding, affecting our state’s reputation as an arts capital. The proposed state funding reductions of up to $8.5 million are happening in an environment where the arts are also being cut at a federal level.  While we are here showing our concerns, at the same time also released in the news yesterday,  the  Vic Government has announced  $115 million ‘new’ funds for the arts (40 new initiatives).  Thats amazing!

Artists, arts workers and arts lovers joined the Arts Industry Council of SA to voice concerns about these significant arts funding cuts, on the steps of Parliament House.  It was great to see so many faces there.

Over the couple of hours we were making our show, key speeches were made by some significant figures locally in the arts.

Tamara Winikoff, Co-convenor of ArtsPeak and Executive director of Nation Association of the visual arts.
Ross McHenry, independent composer, musician and producer and also Music program marketing manager at Nexus Arts.
Rob Brookman, Executive director/producer at State Theatre company of SA.  You can read Rob Brookmans speech notes here..

Rally Speech Notes: Rob Brookman, State Theatre Company of SA

It was great to see so many people out to support Arts in our State, its such an important part of society, we hope this doesn’t have to be a regular event and that we can just meet up to enjoy art.

Please enjoy the photographs.

For more info and updates, go to AICSA

AN INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR THE ARTS

L E E  K N O W L E S  P H O T G R A P H E R
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMMISSIONS, ART REPRODUCTIONS, COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

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