Shot by Nico Froehlich
Being a risk taker is a common trait in people with ADHD, which means they’re able to try new things and that can often lead to exciting outcomes
In todays world, even seems to be talking about ADHD, and many kids are being labelled with it. We thought it was important to try and shine a light on the positives surrounding ADHD, given we are working alongside a lot of creatives that do have this condition. We feel artists are a shining example of how ADHD can be a superpower, especially in the field of photography and directing, and here’s why…
An ability to hyper-focus, think outside the box, take risks, and thrive in high-pressure situations lead artists to produce truly unique and innovative work.
Whilst it can present its challenges, it can also be an advantage for example being able to hyper-focus means they can completely immerse themselves in work, and see things from a unique perspective.
Studies say Individuals with ADHD are also often very creative, and able to think outside the box, which is vital in this field. Theres a constant demand to come up with unique ideas and solutions that others may not have considered, and being able to tap into this is a real asset in photography and directing.
ADHD individuals are often very spontaneous and impulsive research shows. Being a risk taker is a common trait in people with ADHD, which means they’re able to try new things and that can often lead to exciting outcomes…
Finally, individuals with ADHD tend to thrive in high-pressure situations. They are used to dealing with distractions and interruptions, and may actually perform better in chaotic or unpredictable environments. Often on shoots you don’t have much time to prepare, and its very much in the moment, so again these condition would aid artists when working to tight shoot deadlines and with them having to think on their feet.
I hope these words of encouragement to those with ADHD are inspiring, reminding people that its not always a negative thing. It is a condition that can be harnessed, used to our strengths, and ultimately be a winning card in the creative industry.
We feel its important to shift the narrative surrounding ADHD and highlight the positive aspects of the condition. This can help individuals with ADHD to embrace their unique strengths and abilities, and help to break down the stigma associated with the condition.