You’re in a meeting with an award winning advertising creative, or an agent you’d love to rep you, and they ask the dreaded question; ‘What have you been up to recently?’ What do you say? Do you suddenly draw a blank, forget everything you’ve been doing, decide you’re an abject failure and make excuses for
I’m astonished at the number of photographers I meet who were musicians in their former lives. If not musicians it was their world. They lived and breathed music. Is that you? Very few of photographers fully harness it in their photography though. It’s a separate ‘thing’. But we’re no longer living in times where music
Are you sometimes guilty of being a ‘when I’ person? As in, ‘When I get some down time I’ll contact that rep/ fix my website/ start that personal project/ go for a walk…..” The problem with this is you’re leaving your actions in the hands of fate (again). If you wait too long, opportunities pass,
I’m always talking about the importance of having a vision. But what if you can’t decide what you want? Or what if you’re so buried in getting through each day and week this just feels like ideology that’s not helping you right now? Even the most positive of us can sometimes struggle with seeing that
In August I talked A LOT about driving your own bus. So what kind of bus do you want to be driving? Is it a vintage model with loads of character and charm and a quirky crew? Or a slick stretch limo with a champagne bar for the celeb guests? Perhaps a Tesla vehicle with
One weekend last month I found myself bawling my eyes out as I judged the IPA One Shot photo contest. I had to have serious time out to regain my composure. All up I, and I presume all the other jurors, judged at least 599 entries (yes, I counted them) depicting ‘Our times- Pandemic Perspectives’.
If you’ve ever had a kitchen, house or garden renovated (or done it yourself), you’ll know that you have to get the master plan right first before focusing on whether the bench tops are stainless steel or marble, or the steps are made of sleepers or stone (or the wall is pink or red). In