So… I’ve been getting alot of my business from things that I find on Craigslist…I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, and I’ll say it again — IF, you are smart and use common sense – CL doesn’t have to be this scary, creepy place where there are no opportunities or money. I, my friends, am living proof. And I always love when I see people “responding” with their 2 cents (which they have every right to) about how everything on there is a scam, cheap people, no money, etc…. well… I say PFFFFFFFT! to that. Of course, I see some blatant CRAP on there, but of course, I steer clear and move forward… and find those little pieces of gold… I guess you can say I’m a modern day miner of sorts….minus the beard and floppy hat, of course…
Here I am – living proof that you can meet some pretty amazing people, get some pretty amazing contacts, make some pretty decent $$$, and take some pretty amazing pics! And of course, additional opportunities…. I don’t know, maybe it’s my sales and marketing background – but sometimes you have to take some (smart & safe) chances…I have been fortunate that they have paid off soo far! People, gear, travel, pics…you get the idea.
I have had the good fortune of meeting Rhett Price (see one of my first posts) who was my 1st model ever… and has since become a VERY good friend…AND is becoming quite famous in his own rite… Krista Watterworth – HGTV Host and Designer for a few different projects that have included Pier 1 and also put me in contact with Rob Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice for a shoot for the DIY Network! Legacy Dance Championships which has enabled me to travel all over the US to different cities, for photo sales and taking pics of national dance competition…. McMullen Reps – which had me exhibiting my work at Webster Hall in NYC! Most recently a shoot with a promotions manager who travels with major name companies around the country… a jewelry designer… a small beachfront wedding and next week, an Int’l Fashion Designer which I will be shooting with on a 2-day project with 12 models! And many, many more opportunities that would make this blog post way too long!
Keep searching for that gold — it’s out there – no matter What you do… This world is all about networking…talking to people…shaking their hand and smiling… You never know who knows who…and who might have another opportunity or a referral that is bigger and better…. Find that gold out there… and remember that all those small pebbles might be small, but they do add up – and sometimes you might even trip over a rock that could be a pretty big payday – both monetarily And creatively!!! I’ll leave you with shots from a “few” of my Craigslist projects…
Krista Watterworth and Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle
The Art of Fashion Exhibit @ Webster Hall, NYC
Legacy Dance Championships
There you have it…. Craigslist. Who whatta thunk?!
Til Next Time,
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