I admire…

Last week’s WordPress photo challenge asks that we show someone or something we admire.  I’m a bit behind in my posting because of that thing called life.

I often receive comments from friends about my photos and I must admit to feeling good about that.  It’s not why I do my photography — but it is a good feeling to receive some positive feedback about what I have captured.

I’m a creative — and I recall an article someone sent to me last year, titled “5 Traits Creative People Have That Most People Will Never Understand“. Those traits are:

  • Creative people see the world differently than most.
  • They’re often introverted and tend to be loners.
  • They don’t judge their abilities the way others do.
  • They’re more emotional.
  • They’re dreamers.

I’m most of those traits, though I’m definitely not an introvert.  Those who know me well would I think agree that the others are certainly me (the article expands on what each points to).

I really admire creative people – their vision and how they look at the world continues to amaze me, and often times give me ideas for my own photography.

I recall an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane a few years ago. It was highlighting art from many nations in the Asia-Pacific region of which Australia is a member. I was amazed at the age of some of the items, including a wooden house from the Xinsheng region in Sichuan Province, China. It had been pulled apart and rebuilt in the gallery.

Typical house in rural China.

Other items in the massive exhibition included gilded pottery many years old unearthed during archeological digs.


There were also modern examples of Chinese sculpture, each relating back to a time in history.


At one point, while standing admiring the pieces, I noticed what seemed to be a man lying against the wall — closer examination showed it to be a re-creation of a Chinese miner.  So lifelike it fooled me for a moment.  🙂


Lastly, this painting of a manufacturing workplace in China really amazed me.  The colours gave me the feeling of being there in that hot and sweaty environment.



7 thoughts on “I admire…

  1. Nice thoughts on creativity Kim. I believe we all have the capacity to be creative – at least I think we begin that way. Imagination and creativity have different forms don’t you think? These qualities are more overt in other cultures less capitalistic than our own.
    I missed that exhibition. I have Chinese heritage so would have been especially interested.


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