the courage to be free

the secret of happiness is freedom. the secret of freedom is courage.- thucydides

something a friend of mine and i were talking about today is the prison we pose upon our own creative minds. it's so easy to get trapped in the comparison and competitiveness of being a photographer, of being an artist.

i believe that it's when we free ourselves from that self-imposed imprisonment and have the courage to just let ourselves be--that we do our best and most creative work. it's at that time when we and our work is truly us and what it was meant to be.