Being recognized primarily as a food photographer, Can you image the judges surprise when my portfolio showcased WWII aircraft. This unexpected shift in focus originated from a period of a creative roadblock, during which I feared my career had reached its end. Overcoming the challenges and doubts about my creative abilities resulted in a self-reflective conversation. Reflecting on what I advocate to my students for breaking a creative roadblock curse, I've always suggested taking on a self-assignment project. What began as a remedy for my creative roadblock evolved into a seven-year-long personal undertaking, culminating in the realization of my ASP Fellowship.