Sometimes it helps to make things when you’re tired. I learned this from my dance experience when I was living in New York. Often times, I felt my dancing was best at the very end of the night when most people have already left the club. Why? Because I’m too tired to think and try to come up with clever tricks and moves. I can only do what is truly in my heart and soul, what truly wants come out of my body. No gimmicks. I’ve noticed this is true of my writing. And this is also true of my photography. It’s almost as if you have to jump through all the hoops trying to impress the crowd before you can really tap into the deepest, purest, most honest form of your artistry.
I guess the idea is that your true self can only ever present itself when you’re too tired to be like anyone else.
by Jason Lam