Hello to the people who read and follow my bloggging adventures. Yes I know there are three g’s but that’s how it felt at that moment! Firstly I’d like to apologize for the few posts lately, just some of my clients prefer privacy to being blogged so no new photos from weddings, but maybe I can persuade them so that I can post “non people” related photos 🙂 I am also experiencing a very quiet season and it has given me loads of time to reflect and rethink my position in the industry. So many young new guys with incredible talent sprouting up everywhere, it’s hard to compete when budgets are tight and talent is overflowing. I have been doing this for over 10 years so I have proven that I have staying power and you know even Madonna has to reinvent herself from time to time to stay on top, so I guess this is my challenge now, to reinvent and relaunch, seems like such an odd experience to go through after a long career but it might be a very good thing!
Branding has become such an important part of any business model, branding and aggressive marketing. I used to think that was showing up at someones door with a couple of tough guys from a mobster movie! I still have loads to learn when it comes to business, as an artist it’s not a natural strong point for me and I think a lot of people who become successful quickly have a strong established sense of what business is all about. Artists could not be bothered, but I sometimes wonder if that wasn’t a turning point for myself. When I started concentrating on business instead of just being an artist I could have subconsciously changed how I was perceived, I don’t know, just a thought. What do you think?