There’s Another One Tomorrow
My most effective accomplishment as a career artist has nothing to do with art or craft.
It has everything to do with a system that I started building when I was 15. This started at the moment that I decided to become a photographer.
Brick by brick, I have built mental models and bulletproof processes that have evolved into a combination of a virtual fortress and factory that has allowed me to systemize my creativity.
This virtual factory/fortress allows me to easily produce new work on a daily basis while protecting myself from the typical enemies of creativity.
At the end of every day, I usually have something that I can categorize as a win. Occasionally I’ll have a day that turns out to be a loss or even a windshield splatter.
The great thing about my factory is that I know it will be open tomorrow and I’ll start with a clean slate.
This street studio session in Honolulu was definitely a win. The win was made sweeter because the day before was quite the opposite.
Knowing that there’s another one tomorrow helps even out the inevitable bumps in the road.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.