i just finished photographing 30 portraits in 15 days! a gigantic thank you to nico oved who assisted me on the shoots. stay tuned to find out what super exciting (!!!) project these are for… here’s a hint: it’ll involve YOU!
“remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart.”—steve jobs, stanford commencement speech, 2005
Like other businesses, we manufacture a product that is sold to the public. Unlike other businesses, the product we manufacture can not be held, worn, driven or played with. But, even though it is totally ephemeral, the best of our output has come to be something that consumers will treasure for years and years.
Since we want the final result of our efforts to inspire a sense of passion on the part of our consumers, it is imperative that we feel an equal measure of passion in its production.
It’s magical for the audience and it should be magical for us.
This is from his now-famous 28-page internal memo that was written while the head of Disney’s film studios. It was distributed to his fellow executives in an effort to refocus their approach and was leaked to the press thus instantly becoming the talk of the industry. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s whole mission statement is worth the read, quite inspiring.