I really love this discussion on the importance of contracts with Mike Monteiro, Design Director and co-founder of Mule Design.
The 420 edition of Judah’s Juke Joint at NowChild Sound Stage. Special guest, ASAP ANT, Baltimore native and recent edition to A$AP Mob. DJ Booman was spinning all night wile a large line up of other local artists performed including Su The Clique, Creators and Johnny Haze (pictured below). A few other local greats including OG Dutch Master and Al Rodgers also performed. The night was hosted by Ooh of Brownfish and The Strictly Hiphop crew.
I recently had lunch with another photographer and we were talking about our self-promotion efforts. He told me that what usually happens is that half way through the process, he gets stuck and can’t make a decision and thus the project never takes off.
Not making a decision is a decision in itself, and not a very good one. Decision making, I have realized, is a skill that needs to be worked on. Making decisions can be a crippling experience for people because there is an underlying fear of failure and self doubt.
Opportunity can be hidden between the layers of a problem and I think the key to making decisions is to be look for the opportunity. Decision making is about facing a question, yourself and drawing from the experiences that have come before. Its a self affirming process because it gives you the capability of change.
“Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else’s life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art ida.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you didid today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.” - Chuck Close via Inside the Painter’s Studio
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