Archive for January, 2009

Never let a good crisis go to waste…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2009 by martinprihoda

Its amazing how overwhelming the bad news is everywhere you go. Recession, depression, job losses…it goes on and on. To be honest, its actually near impossible to ignore all the nay saying and doldrum…especially as a working artist.

But here’s the thing. When things are good and easy and the economy is churning and everyone is making money then nothing ever really shifts. Redundant Big car companies keep making redundant big cars and artists keep creating art that sells, even if that means not going anywhere near their personal boundaries. 
but when shit hits the fan and we’re forced to think, and I mean really think, about our survival some pretty amazing and creative things can happen…
Redundant big car companies are forced to survive by adapting to a market and environment that has been screaming at them for years, and artists are forced to try new things, to expand their boundaries because the same old isn’t paying the bills anymore.
Me personally? I’m off to explore new opportunities, new markets, new ways of shooting, new cultures, new photographic vistas…all things i didn’t ‘need’ to do a year ago when things were nuts.
I’m off to Mumbai in three weeks and look forward to updating everyone on my progress there. It feels so good to throw off the cloak of routine and take a risk
So don’t let the economy get you down, mainly because its not about the economy, its about you and your willingness to adapt and discard old pattern and beliefs.
Thank god for the recession!