Peter Lindbergh über Kreativität
Creativity is the basis of self-expression. Why are some people
supposedly more creative than others, and why can't others open
themselves up enough to be able to express who they are?
Creation is the birth of something, and something cannot come from
nothing. When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a
photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from
emotion, or from a combination of ideas, feelings and emotions that are
somehow 'reborn' from all our experiences and perspectives.
Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these
expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams,
desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and
what could be... I don't think you can learn it, it is rather something that
evolves. Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir.
Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are
drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if
they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the
world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true
tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a
real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are
willing to go...
by Peter Lindbergh
with Lily, New York, June 1996