Why I fucking hate creativity!

Yes thats right I fucking hate creativity and its creatives, especially the self obsessed, self promoting drones who bypass the deeper value of being visually creative in order to celebrate themselves. Ok, so I don’t actually hate creativity or those who are creative, but it often occurs to me you’re likely to suffer the arseholes, like so many other professions.

Let me explain; you’ll always meet folk who are in the most part humble, grounded and self-assure of their own creative abilities and confident in their chosen specialism. These people need to be adored and rewarded with friendship, not just within your social network but your professional one too. However, thankfully the minority are a self perpetuating one-man-shows, hell bent it seams on flooding social media with endless announcements of mediocre achievements in order to improve their professional coverage.

Don’t get me wrong these people are often highly talented and well practiced, however they lack the basic function to recognise the value of their creativity, favoring the promotion of themselves, what they’re doing, what they’ve done, or what they intend to do next. Its a real shame that the work produced comes a poor second to the person producing it, its apparent to me when meeting these people (and i’ve met a few) the focus within those few initial days is to forcibly inform you of their own personal philosophy to who or what they are. This for me sadly demotes the otherwise interesting works, just like a chef with a dripping cold preparing a fantastic meal, I’m somewhat reluctant to eat it.

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses.

Robert Musil – Link to Robert Musil Wiki

My advice to those who continue to use my creative space as a fucking networking session, is to let your work speak for itself, only then will you realise the true value of your work. Sadly, I understand those who are of this nature are unlikely to read this, but in the off chance they do, I want to say your work is awesome but your last 3 awards amount to nothing if you’re a giant arsehole! In conclusion I realise the title of this post is misleading, but “My views on self obsessed dick-heads in the world of photography and design” just doesn’t have the same ring to it!