I love the opportunities to talk ‘shop’ with other creatives and bloggers. As I am currently sharing an office space with two of my fellow bloggers, Adelle and Monique we have had a great deal of opportunities to brainstorm ideas, come up with and pitch campaigns and help one another with our scheduling/ emails.
Not all that long ago I remember being told that working with others was a bad idea, that I am best to single myself out and work alone. I think is super limiting and dated. Who wants to be alone all the time?! There is nothing to be afraid of in working with others unless you have an unclear identity, you do not invest in the friendship and do not have trust or are careless. Working with like-minded creatives is such an easy way to grow your own communities and businesses- I gain even the smallest ideas from people around me that will be beneficial to my own productivity. One mind talking to another can spark an idea which would otherwise have never been found. Pooling resources and stretching experience in different directions can lead to some unexpected outcomes.
Collaborating with other creatives is something to be encouraged, it is even easier with aid of social media, sharing apps and so on. Given the opportunities to find one another through social media, many collaborators may never meet in person, as each plays their own roles and a project is developed through email. Last year I collaborated with Bohemian Traders to style and model in their Summer Campaign which was shot by UK photographer Maresa Smith. BT owner Emily and I have still yet to meet one another in person as she is based on the opposite side of Australia however I feel as though I know her as an old friend.
So what does all of this have to do with these photos above? Well, not a whole lot, but, I noticed that these images were sitting in my drafts folder (shot way back in February) and thought, given SO many of the Perth personal style bloggers shoot here on these steps (myself included from previous posts), that it all tied in. My apologies to the businesses above and below this set of stairs, as they have a constant rotation of style bloggers posing up a storm on their landing.
Here, while we are at it, are a few posts I have spotted from various bloggers taken on these stairs…
If you have also shot in this spot and I have missed it, leave us your link below!
So my thoughts today are, do not be afraid to approach and work with other creatives in or around your field. Sit down, chat, email, exchange thoughts and you never know where it will lead.