Friends, I am so very excited. Today i share with you about a project I’ve quietly been working on for the past couple weeks in collaboration with good friends – The Pink Project.
As you surely know already, Steve Jobs passed away – a visionary who changed the way we use and interact with technology. He helped create valuable, elegant tools that just work and enabled millions to do inspiring, efficient, creative work. These tools fundamentally changed the way we interact and create every day.
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.
In the spirit of letting you in what we’ve been working on, allow me to prepare you for some super news about this October. Every year, I’m honoured to create still and motion imagery for clients all over the African continent, and around the World. Working on commercial campaigns is so much fun and the challenges these projects bring are very rewarding, but more important to me are my personal projects. I’m constantly finding, developing and working on creative ways to use my camera to make an impact, and this year we are honoured to work on a very important project. Quoting one of Africa’s …
Here’s a story that was shared over on the Photo.net forums recently: Client : Nice shot. You got it in 15 minutes. But isn’t 1,000 bucks for that a robbery? Photographer : Yes, you are right, but to get it done correctly in 15 minutes it took me 15 years of hard work and dedication to master this art of “robbery”.
I love me a good fairy tale. Who doesn’t? Almost everywhere you look today there’s an inspiring story with a happy ending – usually a-rags-to-riches narrative of sheer human determination, pristine perseverance, and a drive to overcome adversity. We all love those stories. I dare say sometimes we live for them – secretly hoping and dreaming that our own lives would one day miraculously transform.
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
One of my really good friends was getting married and despite knowing my “sole-proprietor” status (as I hear singlehood is now termed in entrepreneurial circles), sent me an invitation for two to their wedding ceremony. How ironic. Either way, I happily accepted the invitation. Days flew past and I didn’t put much thought into the issue of my “escort”. On the day of the wedding, still with no suitable company, I consoled myself with the often wise words of my friend Steve who says, “you don’t carry the sun to the beach – you only pack your choice of sunscreen.”
A fellow commercial/advertising photographer and good friend of mine (he doesn’t know it yet though), Chase Jarvis, recently wrote: WHO you are matters less now than ever before. Pedigrees no longer matter. You can go from nobody to famous, or rich, or happy, or successful without anyone else’s permission.