1. There is no time to wait. Whatever it is you are doing, do it now. Publishing, photography, projects, experimentations. You have people who talk and wait for the perfect moment, and you have others who just do. The doers become legends and the waiters turn to dust.
2. There is a big difference between an “influencer” and a “photographer.” You typically don’t get both. You can always jump from being a “photographer” to being an “influencer,” but most people can’t go the other way. When you see an “influencer” next to a “photographer,” the “influencer” tends to get exposed rather quickly. No pun intended.
3. Just stop with the social already. It’s embarrassing.
4. The term “scalability” just might put the final nail in the coffin of commercial photography.
5. I heard someone I respect say this. I’m paraphrasing. “When you look at Blurb, build your book around what the system has to offer instead of asking for something they don’t have.” (What I’ve been preaching about all publishing services.)
6. “You shouldn’t give two shits about what anyone says about your work.”You have to do it because you have something to say.” Frank Ockenfels III.
7. “There is no one process. Everyone is different.” “I go in and be me and that’s how I get what I get out of people.” Nigel Parry.
8. Straight photography projects are admirable, especially when done well, but they aren’t really what I’m looking for now.
9. Making unique work is incredibly difficult.
10. Slow down. Focus. Be patient. Keep learning. Fail. Live like your hair is on fire.