Watch this 2-part interview of Chase Jarvis‘ interview done recently by reDefine (AdoramaTV) with Tamara. In part one, Chase shares his journey to becoming a 10 year “over-night” success, which included more NOs early on than you might think, and just how much of his inspiration comes from outside of photography. You’ll also get to see how awesome his studio in Seattle is. Chase and Tamara share some great advice for what it takes to work hard towards becoming a success.
- Don’t fear failure. Being strong enough to swing and miss is where greatness comes from.
- What makes you hirable is not necessarily your technical proficiency – it is assumed, it’s only one component. Your vision, how you see the world, is the key thing.
- Be a maker of things.
There are a million paths these days to get to any one destination.
In part two of the interview, Chase speaks to how he deals with critics, actually taking pride in being disruptive. And, while on the topic of criticism, some thoughts on dealing with the voices in your own head.
That’s the thing that is so beautiful about art…is that you never have arrived. To me, that’s beautiful and humbling.
If you can wake up every morning and look at yourself in the mirror and say ‘I’m doing good work or my best work’…that’s cause enough to keep doing what it is that you are doing.
On a somewhat related note, check out his blog post on “10 Things Every Creative Person (That’s YOU) Must Learn.