Collaboration, It's Time.
If you follow my work at all, you'll know that I do a lot of my work alone. Or rather, generally light, cast, concept, shoot, and retouch my own images. To say that I like to have control is an understatement. A shrink might say that I've got a bit of a complex about it, and I beginning to think they're right. What started out as a way to prove to myself that I can do it all, has mutated into a phobia against collaboration, often to the detriment of the growth of my work. So I'm going to change this. I'm going to start reaching out to the madhouse of talented people in my life in an attempt to make something new which is more than the sum of our skill. To make things I just could not do on my own. The mental hurdles are likely to be even worse than the physical ones, but that's ok because if you're not scared, you're not growing.
I'm not entirely sure why I'm writing a post about this, except to make a public declaration of my intentions so that perhaps you all can hold me to it. Been taxiing for far too long.
So, to all the fashion designers, set designers, make-up artist, illustrator, animator, and other friends of mine. Let's talk.