Create: Dear Photographer

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Not a single living human asked for this film but I was in the van for an extended period and really started to lose it, so I thought what better way to pass the time than to make a film about the advice I WISH someone had shared with me years ago. Now, I forgot ONE piece of advice I’m going to share in the next film but here are eleven tasty tidbits of introspection that might come in handy if you find yourself aiming your high beams at the professional photographic industry. You might think many of these are damn obvious but you would be amazed at what I’ve seen and heard. Now, this might be tough love for the fragile types but that’s okay. There is nothing like having a photo editor throw a stapler at your head to bring one up to speed on tough love and the reality that stitches are stitches and tomorrow is another day.

1. 6:00, stop complaining

2. 9:44, learn how to politely say “no”

3. 13:50, work harder

4. 15:52, work smarter

5. 18:33, slow down

6. 21:17, say “thank you”

7. 24:13, unplug

8. 26:09, have fun, smile and act like there is life beyond yours

9. 27:26, stop making everything about personal gain

10. 29:15, keep learning

11. 32:17, “can’t be a jerk and still get work”

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  1. I’m a life coach without any training who goes 100% on instinct and misinformation. That’s why I’ll always hit play on these videos. I’ll never be a professional photographer, but enjoyed this very much.

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  2. rare form milnor. rare form. spastic nerfbag is the name of my new band…

    not sure why but, i thought about you this morning as i tripped over my snowshoe at 11,000′ and proceeded into a slow motion face plant.

    buy the bike. my uncle is late 70s and still rockets around in the dirt on a BMW 1200GS.

    oh, thank you.

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      Sean,
      You might be the devil but that is why I like you. 2nd dose tomorrow, I’m carbo loading.

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