Creativity

This is the driving force and the highest form of self-expression. It is the primary pillar as it’s the most fulfilling piece. I believe we were all put on this earth to create, and that doesn’t mean that we are all meant to be artists, but we all have a creative bone in our body. Creating means starting from your thoughts and birthing something the world has never seen in your own expression. For a majority of you out there that very well does come in the form of an art be it photography, design, music, fashion, painting, or anything else of that sort. For others, their creativity resides in other spaces such as building, molding, and shaping businesses. It’s anything really. Creativity really is a mindset and an action that is taken. I’ve coined the term, “Creative Resonance” as the high feeling you get when you get into a flow state and create something you love and are excited about. I believe anyone can find creative resonance if they are practicing the act of creating. Creation ultimately becomes the color of life when one realizes they can create their life by creating every small moment.

"Philanthropy is the rent we pay to be on this planet." What does it take to sell more than 65 million records? 65 f___ing million... Our next guest has done all that and more. He is one of the few diamond artists which went 10 times certified platinum on one album alone. He has many hits...

"I love to create an experiential container that transforms and elevates." Today we’ve got my inspiring friend, Jonathan Fields on the show. Jonathan is the author of Uncertainty. In it, he talks about turning fear and doubt into fuel for brilliance. I feel like fear and doubt are things that I experience all the time in...

"Make your life a story worth telling." Today I’ve got my good friend Adam Braun on the show, and I’m excited because I’ve been able to be a part of his story over the last 5 years of building his charity, Pencils of Promise. I met Adam through a mutual friend, Reid, and after a...

Jeff Lipsky on ShopTalk Radio with Nick Onken

I took one of my favorite pictures of all time with just myself and the subject, and that’s something I’m always trying to chase to get back to. Today on the show I’m talking to one of my favorite photographers of all time, Jeff Lipsky. Jeff and I met when one day I just hit...

"My workflow is: The answer is, 'Yes.' Now what's the question?" The word SEX gets attention, so does Art Streiber's work. He is one of the top portrait photographers in Los Angeles today. His work is iconic. You've probably seen it in world class magazines like Vanity Fair, GQ, Entertainment Weekly or Fast Company just...

"Creative process is hard to explain because I feel like it's something you're always in the middle of." - Kelly Framel Ever wish you had a job that inspired you to pinch yourself and wondered if life was really soooooooo good? Kelly Framel is young fashion designer living that life. She started a blog called...

"If you want something, the only way you're gonna get it is by taking it." Creativity is sexy. Jon Contino started getting paid for his calligraphy and design work at the tender age of 14. He carried that through for years, but it all came to a halt in 2008 when the economy tanked. It's...

"I'm willing to spend every last cent I have bringing my vision to reality." Today I’m happy to welcome my talented, long-time and close friend, Mr. F.E. Castleberry. Fred and I met years ago when he hired me to shoot branding images of him for his own photography business. We’ve been great friends ever since...