Being creative as a job - is a tough job. Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Photographer Ben Folds is the definition of creativity at work - he is, among others, a prolific musician, an Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony, an improvisational composer, a storyteller, and an avid photographer. Explore his approach to art and learn how he uses storytelling and utilizes creativity toward inspiration. While you get to know Ben Folds, check out the hand-selected content added to help you apply his ideas and insights to your daily life and your work.
"I think especially as you have more life experience, you realize how much things change every year, every moment. But to have that captured in a way that tells a story is invaluable. Art in general seems to be about telling the story. The storytelling is part of human nature."
"When I’m not terribly inspired, my latent artist guy, or art student that never got to really be is like, “I can’t be bothered to show up. I don’t want to do it.” Then my muscle memory goes, “This is your job. It’s the way you’re useful.”
"I daydream a lot. I spin a lot of plates and stay in motion. Embarrassingly I'm never quite sure where I was yesterday or where I'll be tomorrow. I occasionally snap to attention to notice a spontaneous composition coming to life before my eyes."