Hierarchy of Needs

In photography, like many things in life, there is a series of steps that needs to be climbed before we can have a fair knowledge and reach fulfilment as artists. Trevor Anderson shares the details

In 1943 Abraham Maslow came up with a hierarchy of needs that held the underlying idea that if one is to accomplish all of the lower needs in life, one may eventually achieve self-actualization. The needs that preceded self-actualization ranged from physical survival at the very rudimentary level to higher needs such as love and appreciation from others. Maslow was right in that it is very difficult to achieve a blissful peace of mind while a lot of our energy is concentrated on meeting the fundamentals. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs also seems to mirror the process of artistic endeavors like photography. It is very difficult to achieve artistic fulfilment while we are …

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Trevor Anderson

I am Trevor Anderson and I am a Pacific Northwest based Photographer. With the immense natural beauty and recreational opportunities available in my region, I was drawn to exploring the moods of nature while hiking at a relatively young age.

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