Work with others. Work for others.

As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of collaborating with friends for creative projects.

Yes, growing your very own idea and defining all the little details that turn it into a project and finally into a picture, video or whatever, is highly satisfying. But I often find that sharing the process with other people, mixing your mojos, negotiating about what goes in and what won’t make it, wandering about crazy ideas and trusting your partners to guide you to The Best Project Ever ™ is something absolutely rewarding that will not only bring you great results, but will also enrich you in a way that you just cannot get alone.

This year is being great for me collaborating with people. I’ve worked in a coupe of projects with a very different nature: A personal photo project and a commercial video.

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It’s odd that my best pictures of this year are not even mine, although there’s absolutely a lot of myself in them. I learned a lot about the creative process and deeply enjoyed going wherever it takes to get the pictures we imagined. Working with such a commitment and intensity set a new standard in what I want my photo projects to be.

On the other side, I managed the video project with a different approach, capturing the requirements from the client and translating them into a short commercial video that helped him in his new website was the challenge there. For sure a less flexible way of thinking than in a personal project, but of the highest importance when you work for someone, serving your client to get the job done, helping him reaching his goals the best you can.

The website went online a couple of days ago, it’s the printing business Dacarprint of a friend of mine, and you can see the video we produced here: