Influences on an Artist’s Creative Process


I'm in Portland, Oregon with Andrea and Dale. You might know Andrea from Andrea Johnson Photography. She won the 2003 Photo Award at the Book Passage Travel Writer’s Conference.

Anyway, she and I were discussing editor/writer or editor/photographer relationships as it pertains to a bigger picture. What is influencing an editor’s life and immediate thoughts when they respond to a query, etc. Andrea said, “There sure are a lot of psychological factors that influence the creative process.”

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That sounded like a bigger discussion than I wanted to get into at 9pm so I countered with, “My creative process is easy. I need to see a movie, have a bender, or get laid—and then it all flows out naturally.”
She laughed. I was kinda serious.