How A Personal "Photo Project" Led To HUGE Paying Jobs: RANT and Personal Kick In The Ass
How Personal “Photo Projects” Can Lead To HUGE Paying Jobs: RANT and Personal Kick In The Ass
I’ve known Mike Kelley for a few years now from when we spent a week in Israel shooting the country. Mike was and is known as an architectural photographer who also has a LOVE for airplanes.
One day he had the idea of going to LAX and photographing all the incoming and outgoing planes for a personal project. The ensuing photo became known as “Wake Turbulence” and become a viral sensation. You can read more about Mike’s personal project right here http://bit.ly/2e1VuRq
Mike set out to create something for fun, as a personal project and it has lead to a TON and I mean a ton of new work that has in turn helped him make a name for himself in the aviation world. It’s opened many doors and lead to job after job after job.
I’ve had projects i’ve wanted to do for a long time that i’ve been putting off. I make excuses like, nows not the right time or how am I going to film it to share it with everyone when my focus should be on telling the amazing photo story first.
The moral of the story is go create something, you never know where it’s going to lead.
All photos used with permission.