"If you have no voice, scream. If you have no legs, run. If you have no hope, invent." ~ Cirque du Soleil, Alegria Poster
In the past month I've had a lot of time to think about and work through various things - some of it was photography related, most of it wasn't. It's not been an easy process overall and I admit I've struggled with it.
Now that I've had some time and space to clear my head and with a little bit of hindsight I've come to understand what the title quote actually means (to me). It means that you create the opportunities when there are none or quite simply put: being optimistic - even when things don't go well. Look for the opportunity in every situation and that's what I've begun to do.
I now have my business cards available at my local gym - which has given me further ideas on where I can distribute my business cards to other potential clients.
The canvas print that I ordered some time ago has also arrived and was surprisingly larger than I expected - despite the fact that I selected the size of the print when I ordered it in the first place (let's not even go there). I'm now currently investigating places that would be suitable to potentially display my work. This itself is a complicated process but in doing this - I've also become aware of other opportunities and methods for next time. I guess the point there is that it's only considered a failure if you haven't learned from the experience.
In future news, I'm currently in the early stages of planning a themed photo shoot for the end of the month. The concepts and ideas of it all and what I'm visualising in my head are probably something well beyond what I'm usually comfortable with (and probably capable of) but if I want to be seen as being creative then I have to get out of my comfort zone which is exactly what I'm going to be doing.