All by myself, don’t wanna be all by myself, anymore. – Celine Dion
I prefer not to shoot alone. Like, REALLLLLLY prefer not to.
Can I do it? YEAH. But I like people, so if I can help it, I try not to.
I love bouncing ideas off of another person, chatting about the best way to do something, getting feedback, working together. Collaboration is AWESOME.
And it’s important. You can’t live inside your own head forever. Sure, it’s a nice place to visit. Necessary, even. But you can’t stay there. You’ll stagnate. And that’s the death of growth. The death of art.
It’s one of the reasons I love our internship program SO much. Every 3 months, I find new people whom I love working with, and who want to work with me. People who understand me and my photography and what I’m doing in a way that most of the people I interact with on a daily basis don’t.
I like shooting the same scene as someone else and challenging them, and being challenged in turn, to come up with something different. To see it in a different way, a way that’s just me.
It’s awesome. Kinda like you.