Love life. In a world full of connection, never be afraid to reach out to people and make sure they’re doing OK, or find out if someone can just listen. It can make all the difference. Here’s 6 faces from this years Food for thought. Each one has a story, each one has been through…

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Change and it’s power. Embrace change, don’t fear it. Recently a client admitted to me he was afraid of changing his brand visuals as he might alienate his target audience in his quest for more clients. Change can be scary, it can make for sleepiness nights and fear creeps in, chunking away at your vision…

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Do this and you’ll find your success. Learn to cultivate focus. Quick tip for the artist looking to go professional. Never underestimate the power of being known for one thing. Be that guy that does insane BMX photos, or that girl who rocks the MMA photo scene. If you don’t know what niche you’d like…

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Sometimes it’s just about time. No secret fast track. You most likely will really really want to quit. You may quit. (It’ll haunt you). Coming back will be sweeter after tasting the life beyond the work. The work always brings you more joy than unhappiness. It takes time. LOTS of time.   Don’t give up…

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Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. ~Steve Jobs Pros and cons of collaboration (collab) work Living the life of an artist can be quite solitary. You create, share and repeat. Occasionally there is another creative who reaches out and asks if you’d like to…

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How to ace your portrait session Preparing yourself for the shoot, the basics. Have you ever wondered how some people ace their headshots for their new business card, or put on a great show for their new brands visual identity? Turns out you’re not the only person asking this question, as it’s probably right up…

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This post comes from future you Learn to see the future in a good light. Build a sense wonder about your events. Don’t let misfortunes from the past dictate how your day will be enjoyed. Learn¬† from mistakes but don’t make them again. Eat your cake, enjoy your cake. Don’t look into someone else’s bowl…

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Whats in an image? Local tourism behind the scenes Recently we were commissioned by the local tourism for an advertising image. The concept was to show the variety of different people using the hotels pool, each section would represent a specific group (ie Business, Dance, Sports etc). The overall feel was to be a lifestyle…

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Perfection is where good ideas go to die. The image glows in front of me. It’s hues and layers burned into my retina as I try different variants. My throat’s dry from the lack of water, my joints feel creaky from being in one position too long. I draw a sharp breath, something churned in…

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A picture says a 1000 words We’ve heard it so often, and we have become so inundated with images we often forget there was someone behind that camera, capturing that look, that moment, that FEELING. We’re funny creature really, us humans (I endearingly use the term space monkeys on a rock), because we have become…

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