What can an ex-dancer who performed with Prince, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, and Robbie Williams teach photographers about creativity? Turns out, quite a lot. Djeneba Aduayom pranced from dance to photography to give us a living example of the creative spirit.
"Imagine having what you love most taken away from you," she said to Time magazine writer Naina Bajekal. "I had to find something equally powerful." Aduayom found photography after suffering a career-ending fall that resulted in hip and knee surgery. Although Aduayom would never dance professionally again, she would live to create beautiful photographic works of art.
In her Time magazine interview, we glean from Aduayom a few ways to keep intention and creativity alive in your shoots from beginning to end.
In the end, creativity is the journey of art through the lenses of the creator. As a champion of the photographic arts and the professional photographers who painstakingly create magnificent photographic work, PPA encourages all photographers to push themselves artistically.
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Check out the Artists at Every Age project for TIME’s "Optimists" issue featuring the work of Djeneba Aduayom.
Reference article was written by Time magazine writer Naina Bajekal