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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Creativity
  • Language:English
  • Pages:43
  • eBook ISBN:9780984963966

Pale Blue / Light Blue

The Creative Life and How to Direct It.

by Gary Dwyer

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How to design or re-design the life of a creative person. Creative people can create balance in their lives if they are willing to take the trouble to design their lives. This short book will help with the process. It means that every once in a while creative people have to stop and take stock. Taking the time to revisit the huge questions: Where am I? Where do I want to go? How do I get there? What do I really want and why? This essay is part narrative, part personal history, part workbook and it is up to the reader to figure out what parts to use.
Creative people spend our early years designing, building and solving problems for other people. And then one day we realize we have neglected ourselves. We need to design our own lives, and the prospect terrifies us. No matter how much experience we have, how good we are at solving other people’s problems, the mere thought of working on our own problems often prevents us from doing anything about them. This book will help you work with the process of discovering what is next for you.
About the author
Gary Dwyer first studied photography at Syracuse University where he earned simultaneous degrees in Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts. Before turning his efforts entirely to photography in 1994, he had a career as a sculptor that allowed him to do large scale commissions in numerous countries. In 1987 he photographed two climbing expeditions in the Himalayas. In 1992 He photographed the Botanical Survey Project on Baffin Island, Northwest Territories in the Canadian Arctic and in 1994 documented World Heritage Sites for UNESCO in Vietnam. While a Resident Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2005, he photographed Architecture in Danger of Disappearing in Italy, for The World Monuments Fund.His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, the Oakland Museum in California and is in the collection of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In 2007 his work was exhibited in Atlántica Colectivas, in the Canary Islands. And in 2008 his work was included in the Photographic Biennial in Nancy, France, and in Image08, Vevey, Switzerland. His images of Egypt are published in "The Best of Photography 2009"