43: How to Create a Career in Art Part 3/15 – Deconstruct
You have to dive into the elements of what resonates with you.
Part 3/15 How to Create a Career in Art: Deconstruct
Creating a high profile career in fashion and lifestyle photography is gratifying, but what it took from me to get there is the real gift.
During the last ten years of creating this career, I’ve learned a few things that might be useful to the up-and-comers. In this collection of episodes I break down the process that I used to make a living with my art. These tips go beyond my world of photography and transcend into any creative venture.
The lessons can be useful if you’re into illustration, fashion design, fashion blogging, music, performing arts, writing or any other creative hustle. Think of it like the DNA of a creative professional. Think of it like the building blocks of inspiration.
This is the third installment of my 15 part series on how to make a career in art.
Break things down from where you want to be and sprinkle them into your own work.
Some things we learn in this podcast:
- After you find your why and can see your destination, you need to break it all down [1:35]
- Starting the deconstruction process: find examples of work you like a role model, and lifestyle [1:55]
- How to pick apart work you like [3:25]
- How to find patterns in the things you’re drawn to [4:00]
- Using elements you love in the work of others into your own work [4:10]
- Finding your role model [4:50]
- How style and role models evolve over time [6:35]
- What is idea sex? [6:55]
- How to identify the lifestyle you want [7:25]
- The mindset needed to create your ideal work-life balance [7:55]
- Why you should take it slow [8:35]
- It’s a grind to get to where you want to be [9:05]