Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

"There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you."

- Captain Haddock - From the movie "The Adventures of Tintin"

I thought this would be a good way to start off the new year. As people we all hit a roadblock, a stumbling point when we find that we just are not able to get beyond a point. There are times when we want to give up and say "this is it, I give up". This is true no matter what you are doing. It even more so when you take a leap of faith and leave everything to follow your heart. 

As a creative person I hit that brick wall all the time, sometimes, I just don't want to pick up the camera. However, as time goes on I get over it and pick up the camera again and go out in the world and try and make images. So no matter what your calling be it photography, art, accounting, finance marketing, radio... (the list can be quite endless if included every profession but you get the point) if you hit a brick wall you push through it. 

That brick wall is there to keep those who are not passionate out. If you are passionate about it, you will push though that wall and discover more about your passion and more about your field. 

Here is a video made by Zack Arias who captures beautifully the frustrations an artist goes though. Its quite inspirational and motivational. A great way to start off the new year. Here is wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.


Here is a link to the blog post by Zack Arias. (An amazing photographer and how is never shy at putting things in perspective.)