Create. Photography. Episode 003: how limitation can increase creativity (with Hashem McAdam)

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In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg will discuss how limitation can spur creativity with Australian photographer and filmmaker Hashem McAdam.

Hashem and I go deeper on how too many options can hurt creativity and how limitation can paradoxically help with it. Since both of us are film photographers (which also is limiting in its own right), we briefly touched on that (and our favorite film stocks), and then wrapped up by discussing some of Hashem’s favorite photographers. This also brought us to Saul Leiter who we both admire (and who will be featured in a future episode.)

Hashem Nepal Vlog with images using his “limited” film camera setup:

Bangladesh (by Hashem McAdam)

Hashem’s website

Hashem’s Instagram

Hashem’s YouTube channel Pushing Film

(One of) Hashem’s favorite photographers Sergio Larrain

Film stocks we discussed (no affiliate links!):

Kodak Ektar 100 (Hashem’s favorite)

Ilford Pan F 50 and Ilford HP5 400 (Hashem’s favorites)

Kodak TriX 400 (Daniel’s current B&W go to film)

Kodak Portra 400 (Daniel’s current color go to film)

Saul Leiter documentary: In no great hurry

Saul Leiter foundation

Thanks so much for listening! 

Listen to episode 1 here: introduction / creative block

Listen to episode 2 here: mindfulness in photography

2 Comments on “Create. Photography. Episode 003: how limitation can increase creativity (with Hashem McAdam)”

  1. Just completed listening to Episode 003: how limitation can increase creativity (with Hashem McAdam). Very interesting topic. Outstanding recorded sound quality. God bless, Edward

    1. Thanks, Edward, for your comments! I am glad you liked the topic and the sound quality. Cheers, Daniel

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