I never thought I would say this…..but Vanilla Ice was on to something.
The first line he sings is “Stop, Collaborate and Listen” and there is really a lot of truth there.
As I talked about on Tuesday, you have got to surround yourself with people that support and believe in you and that you believe in, in turn.
Every project you do and create is a collaboration with others. Whether it’s the subject in the photos, the lab you print with, the photographers you network with….it’s all a massive collaboration. In these groups that you are a part of, it’s okay to not be the smartest. To not have all the answers. To ask for help. Because they are there to contribute with you as well.
Take this quote to heart.
And in order to make sure that you are able to do so, I’ve made a poster. Print it out, copy it onto your desktop or just write it down.
I hope it inspires you as it has me. Let me know how you feel about collaboration! I love to hear how people work together…it makes the world such a happier place!