On Culture with Stephanie Davis
Photo by James Acomb
How does culture inspire your creativity?
Have an open mind.
It's easy to be stuck in your bubble and own personal aesthetic. Talk to people and experience things that are different from what you're used to. Ask questions. The first step to creativity is curiosity.
Break your routine.
If you're a maximalist, live a day as a Japanese minimalist. Turn on some music with words you don't understand and see how it still makes you feel (Edith Piaf is a great one). Eat food from a country you've never experienced. What we create is a product of our experiences, and inspiration is everywhere.
History is important.
The first step to being cultured is understanding how things became the way they are. I adore history, and whatever medium you're working in, it's crucial you learn from the original masters first!