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Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

July 16, 2016

 

Creation and Repetition

I recently read on a photography blog that ideas cannot just come out of somewhere – they need to be influenced by someones¬†thoughts. Further, that thoughts themselves are original if they are a derivative of someone elses’.¬†

There is level of experiential understanding Рthat once penetrated through it leaves these types of statements to the realms of farcicality. 

Thought, repeated, is exactly that.

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This is why we have not many real creations coming out of Asia – 99% are followed from elsewhere. Much like the rest of the world, however more so in Asia.

Asia has a hierarchical system that suppresses the will to create from a very early age – thus we see billions of followers. Great at repeating ideas but when was the last time something original came out of there?

Thought and creation, come from within – out, not in reverse.

Even if we have the ‘same’ or similar idea as someone else it can still be ‘ours’ provided it comes from within. I think the nuances of this however are lost from an intellectual analysis/perspective.

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I think there’s much to read(and experience) on this intriguing subject, but certainly – creation itself is not a concept of ‘following’ or ‘adding’ – as you are just repacking another’s thoughts.

Creation itself is from the source of creation, the stillness, the silence – ‘beyond form’ – thus the statement ‘there’s no such thing as… .. invention from nothing’ is based on the concept of seeking the power of creation without, not, within.

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The true creator always seeks the resolve of the stillness before attempting anything – that way the thought workflow, to use a photography expression (LOL) is kept pure.

The repeaters of the world are within all aspects of life and to a certain degree we are all impacted because of our social conditioning – within Art and Photography the same patterns exist.

You see the same Henri Cartier-Bresson attempts over and over again without any attempt to sit for 30 seconds to be inspired … to ‘create something, from nothing’.

I think that is the actual essence right there… creation, from nothing.

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