Father, photographer, teacher.
Alvin K. Henry says, creativity is any expression that is authentic to a person. It's the ability to see or hear your world and present it so that someone else can get a peep. He doesn't think himself to be creative but more observant. "I see what I might have been too busy to see, if I were a different person".
While Alvin is still trying to figure out his style. He tries to have no expectations of what others may think of the pictures that he takes while he's working. If he doesn't feel good about his images, no one else will see them. Once the images are in the public domain. He worries all the time about what people think. Good or bad.
Rejection reminds him that its all subjective. That maybe something needs to improve or be rethought. In any case it means he has work to do. As for doubting himself, "I doubt myself everyday. If I don't doubt, I feel like I'm not trying hard enough. Or i'm being complacent about something". On his down days, he credits his girlfriend. For limiting the duration of his pity parties. She sets him straight and sends him marching again.
Alvin also revealed, before he begins a project. He takes 5 minutes to stretch and think about himself before he addresses anyone else. Then he finds the nearest bathroom, because by then he's anxious. About whether he'll be in the right place at the right time to get that almost perfect shot.
Asked what colour crayon he would be his response was, no bullshit blue.