Strange way for getting out of the box - Dreamstime

The most interesting photos are those which are creative and innovative. Some photographers have problems with getting out of the box. Few days ago I read an article that surprised me. It wrote that cannabis (marihuana) has a substance that increases your creative thinking. I was very surprised when I read that. It may be useful for someone who is not against cannabis and have problems with getting out of the box. I wanted to post this because it was interesting to me and may be interesting to someone else.

Cannabis may help you to and be creative with your images. If someone has any experience or more knowledge about that, please comment.

Photo credits: Tobias Björkman.

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April 20, 2011


Thanks for your sharing!

April 20, 2011


Life never repeats itself, everyone and everything is unique - even the leaf on the tree has a different DNA from all other leaves out there. This is real creativity. People will never even get close to this. Our mind can never produce anything new as it operates in the very limited field of the past. It can only combine already known "elements", put them together and pretend that has created something new. "Out of the box thinking" is a paradox as thinking itself is the box.

April 20, 2011


Bit odd

April 20, 2011


Many artists believe using drugs expand their creativeness, that happened a lot with jazz musicians and heroin for instance.
Unfortunately, what it seems to be happening is that the guy get used to the drugs and think he cannot be creative without them, so its kind of the other way around.

Dnt go there, specially in photography which is not a performing art, you need your focus, you need to be picky and look for details, you need both hemispheres of the brain to be sharply working together.

Drugs, I mean any drugs, wont help nothing about this.

Creativity is in your state of mind, look at Anne Guedes images of babies and you will see how can you be very creative and for sure drugs free.

What can help IMHO?

Looking at other inspiring images, being outside of your normal environment, being relaxed, friendly and receptive.

It will all show up in your pictures, believe me.

And think about it, previsualize your images, you can do that all the time and than try whenever a good idea comes to your mind and produce them later.

April 20, 2011


Tamarabauer, I didnt say its good, I just think its interesting and strange. I agree with you anyway

I know :)
I was commenting on the idea itself.

April 20, 2011


I don't know if it is medically true, but some designers do use drugs when they're completely clueless on a tight-scheduled projects in order to spur their creativity. Some ppl also said that when we're about to fall asleep is when we most able to think creatively.

April 20, 2011


To think outside the box is good advice, but to use drugs to be creative ?
I doubt if that is a good option.

April 20, 2011


I think it is very dangerous to take drugs in order to get creative or inspired. I hope nobody tries this out because of the addiction!!!

April 19, 2011


nice image

April 19, 2011


Sorry, but I think having to rely on drugs to spur one's creativity is a bit sad :(

April 19, 2011


Seemed to work for the Beatles :-)

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