Been coming across some really stellar articles lately. Either artists (photographers/illustrators/writers) have more time on their hands to write great articles, or we’re all reaching saturation point. After reading this article, I think it may be a combination of both.
Tim Kreider speaks about the need to turn people down. Especially when these people are offering a handsome remuneration of R0.00 for services rendered. While not all ‘freebies’ or ‘probono’ opportunities are bad, there comes a time when you want to stop living on the sofa & move into the new house. That will never happen while you’re wasting away your time chasing the eternal exposure promised that invariably only comes from free work.
Probably my favourite line from his article:
[box_info] “more important, to make a plea to my younger colleagues. As an older, more accomplished, equally unsuccessful artist, I beseech you, don’t give it away. As a matter of principle. Do it for your colleagues, your fellow artists” [/box_info]
Spend the 5 minutes giving this one a read while you enjoy that coffee you’re about to start drinking. Tim Kreider’s Slaves Of The Internet, Unite!