Rethink. Rinse. Repeat.

Imagine for a moment what it would be like if you re thought everything relevant to your art [I am going to be using photography in this post, but its worth noting that this applies to *any* art].  What would happen? If you evaluated, and re evaluated, and re evaluated your craft. What you do. How you do it. Why you do it. If your perspective on your art changed entirely, what could happen? What would happen? 

For the past six months or so I have been been eating lunch, getting coffee, talking on the phone, texting, tweeting, sending doves with quickly scribbled notes to people. Photographers, creative directors, designers, brand managers for banks, people who own post production companies, video people, painters, soccer moms, anyone who will listen and talk to me. I tell them my ideas. I ask them about their ideas. We talk about our goals, our dreams, our ambitions, our hopes, our desires. Without fail, every single person who has any level of success as an artist or potential there of is following their thing. Whatever your thing is you need to be following what interests you. Do your thing, your way. Too many people get too caught up with the idea of being a professional and forget about the art. Too often I see people start to try and monetize too early when, quite honestly, they would be much better off if they just focused on becoming a better and more creative artist and tried to express themselves better. Then work, paying work, would find them based on the work they created out of passion. Work that is created out of passion is often far better than any other work from an artist. I am going to be talking about this a ton on the blog in the next few weeks but only because it is just so important to understand. Much, much more to come....