Taking Chances Without Fear

Culture Fancier interview (October 2016)

“Do you have any advice for aspiring artists/creatives?

Always, always create. If you get blocked, try something else! I have a friend who hit a wall creatively and decided to become a butcher because it was the furthest thing away from photography he could think of and it shook him up and let the ideas flow in again. I’m someone who prefers switching around mediums and tackling a lot at once; I’ve come to realize that I function better with a long term project (and having about six of them going at once) than with immediate projects because I can hop around between them when one gets too daunting. Also, don’t take yourself too seriously. Part of the fun of being an artist/creative is the process of fucking up and taking risks. If you take yourself too seriously, you’ll be less likely to take a chance on something and you never know where your next project will come from. Lastly: don’t compare yourself to others. I know this is the hardest one and truthfully the one I am TERRIBLE with, especially when you see so many awesome people doing incredible things across the various social medias, but your process and timing for life is going to be completely different than someone else’s. Your journey is not their journey and comparing yourself honestly makes you forget how wonderful and special your life truly is.”

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