Creativity is the act of taking a traditional rule, idea, concept, known pattern, known relationship etc… and taking it to a new place of interpretation.
We have our traditional views on one end and then we have the views that drive us forward and allow us to evolve ideas and take them to new places. It’s rather simple & anyone can do it.
If you were at the Chicago Pipe Show you saw the images that made it into the final round of the Most Creative Pipe Photo Contest. If you were not there, you get to see what all the attendees saw.
The contest asked to see our beloved pipes from a new perspective and we got what we asked for.
One of my favorite images was Mark Irwin’s Irish Whiskey. Although it did not make it into the winner’s circle, let me briefly explain my thoughts on it. The image shows the stamps that the Peterson Pipe Factory uses for it’s pipes. Although I do not own a Peterson I am very aware of the immense following the brand has. Looking at this image allows you to step into the Peterson Brand and experience it’s full history & the impact it has on it’s following. The sepia tone used in the image enhances the overall experience. This is the wonderful thing about creativity. It allows us to experience something we know in a different way.
Take a 2-minute break from your work & the world and follow me into the land of creative thought. It will be a short but pleasant experience.
The first and last images are 2 of the 9 posters that were at the Chicago show.
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