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A Deeper Look at Constraints and Creativity

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers

Harvard Business Review weighs in on the link between constraints and creativity:

A study conducted at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Social Psychology proved that tough obstacles can prompt people to open their minds, look at the “big picture,” and make connections between things that are not obviously connected. This is an ability is called “global processing,” which is the hallmark of creativity.

It seems the only photographers I encounter who don’t believe in the power of constraints are the ones who recently bought too much camera for their needs.