Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Let's Collaborate

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks.

We've both been running around like headless chickens trying to make sense of time and it's fleeting nature.

Stephen's sister got married on the weekend, I head off for a destination wedding in a few weeks, we're busy planning our New Zealand holiday that is only 2 months away and all the while I am trying to balance new jobs, new projects and mountains of editing.

It's been wonderful though and a strong part of me is grateful for the nature of my life.

I am blessed with a lot and though I cannot often see it, I know it is there.

Lately I have been pondering over the idea of collaborations. I am in the middle of a fair few projects, but what is most attractive to me about them isn't the project itself but rather the people I get to work with.

Sitting down with fellow creatives and discussing films and music and perfect lighting is something I didn't realise I needed. I've realised you can't do everything by yourself in this world and if you want to fight the battle of envy and comparison then you have to dive straight into the pool and collaborate and support your peers, rather than sitting back and coveting them.

There are so many talented people out there in the world and I love them all so much. Even though there are days I feel sad about my work, many days actually, a part of me is so happy to be sharing this community with these people. Their work is inspiring and it pushes me to be better. On top of that, I am meeting other creatives like myself who are just figuring out their footwork and together we're building up our portfolios and our strengths and learning to embrace our weaknesses and work on them as a team.

This industry wouldn't be where it is without collaboration and community. All of us are building upon this platform together and I am so thankful for it.

So regardless of how busy I am and caught up I get in life, I hope I can continue to build on this platform with others and maybe even yourself. If you have a project you want to start, or a blog you want expanding, or a look-book you want photographed, or if you just want someone to go on an adventure with, please send me an email and say hello!

Let's take this journey together.

9 comments:

  1. I'd absolutely love this to happen one day, Sam, because you inspire me so bloody much with all that you do and share - you have the most glorious talents and it'd be a joy to witness them first-hand during some sort of collaborative process!

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  2. if we lived anyway close to each other i would jump on this chance.
    i love your creativity and have been following in the wings for a while.

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  3. Love this, you're such a wise owl. Also... Destination wedding!?!? Amazing!! Xx

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  4. if I ever come to Australia, I'm totally coming to see you :)

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  5. I would absolutely love to go meet up with you Sam but alas I live in another country. I would love to come see Australia too. I believe someday we can. It would be an honor because you inspire me so so much! Maybe we can collaborate even if we're seas apart. :)

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  6. Um yes, so I think we need to go on a photo adventure and talk about life. That's the sort of creative therapy I could go for! x

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