The End of Photography

My prints were strewn across the table. One of them teetered on the edge, almost ready to fall. The hushed silence was more than I could bear.

I squinted and turned away.

I must have been a ghostly white, standing there, wringing my hands, waiting. Say something,” I thought…anything…

It was 2008. For most people, it was beautiful spring day in Toronto. For me, it was terror unspooling. It was my first day in a workshop with Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson. And I was up for review.

He reached for a print and ran his fingers over the surface…

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“There’s something there. There’s something in this scene. You see something. But it’s not there. You haven’t found it yet.”

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Anxiety much?

I’m feeling a little crispy and fried from the constant barrage of news and uncertainty and guessing that’s been my feed for the past six months. Too much unproductive anxiety, too little actual life.

I’m guessing some of you might be, too.

I was originally going to talk about my product launch today, but instead, I’m going to share the most important bit of sales advice I know.

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I’ve been reading a lot about universes lately.

The blue universe. The red universe. One side. The other. And how the two don’t meet. And maybe they don’t. Maybe they do. More likely, sometimes they don’t and sometimes they do. But as business owners and humans, really, the notion of two universes … Read more...

For Fear’s Sake

A common question that comes up:

How do I find my voice?

But it’s really the wrong question.

Voice may not come fast, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you just have to embrace one essential truth, and the rest takes care of itself. Not to mention it makes for some damn fine business, too.

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Picture this:

You wake up. You’re hungry. It’s 10,902 B.C.

The first trace of light cuts deep into your cave, as the night chill fades. Your stomach growls, and you spot a big, juicy apple dangling from a tree in the distance. “Mmmm….apple, good,” you think to yourself.

You peer out to see if any big, nasty predators are lurking. You’re in … Read more...