Texas-based photographer and multi-media artist Kris Hundt shares her Peter Pan approach to creativity in this delightful interview. She consciously maintains a state of play where she doesn't judge her subjects and shares herself in a place of joy.
According to Kris, it's by letting ourselves become vulnerable and opening a space for whatever it is that we enter the realm of creative play. She has learned to see her photography clients and students without judgment and let them be who they are. She approaches each portrait as a collaboration with her subject, drawing inspiration from the personal connections she forges during the shoot.
As a teacher, she encourages people to play. People get caught up in their heads instead of letting it flow through their hearts.
A lifelong traveler of exotic locales like Egypt, Israel, Guatemala, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Peru, and the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, Kris shares her story of the secret of a smile and a thank you when traveling alone. Gratitude opens many doors.
Along with photography, Kris has been expanding her creativity in other fields such as mosaics, paper arts, mono printing, and knitting. The list goes on and on.
She shares her "shooting from the hip" project with the listener. Take your phone, find something, and photograph it every day for 30 days. Learn to play with your filters and notice the different ways of viewing the same thing.
Practice the art of play by letting yourself have fun, release your desire for perfection, and be present with what is—learning to let it flow and being okay with what happens.
For more information on Kris Hundt, visit https://www.krishundt.com.