Get what you want
We’re all very British and overly polite when it comes to asking for what we want, aren’t we? I know that I’m more likely to potter away at my own little projects, rather than asking someone to collaborate something bigger and more exciting because I’m just so wary about taking the mickey or being rejected.
Well, recently I’ve made it my mission to get more of what I want, and be more confident in reaching out to people and brands with ideas so that I can create more exciting content.
As you may, or may not, know I am a bit of a burrito addict. I happily wait 20 minutes for my lunchtime burrito treat at Tortilla basically every week so when I (jokingly) tweeted Tortilla asking if I could be a Burrito Influencer I really was not expecting them to reply. But…they did, and not only that, they sent me a couple of vouchers for my favourite lunchtime treat so Kaye and I could pop into a branch and create some bomb imagery for them.
I honestly think the more we put our hopes and desires out there (especially on Twitter and Instagram) the more likely they are to come true. All it takes is the right person seeing it, and hey presto you could find yourself working with the photographers, brands or even fellow bloggers that you dreamed of creating content with.
Work hard, play hard
I think one of the biggest things I’ve learnt recently is that in order to create some real creative magic, it really has to be your everything. You need to pour your heart and soul into your creative channels, and the more active you are the more likely the people you want to work with are going to want to work with you.
If you pride yourself on beautiful imagery (like me) make sure you have lots to share, and experiment in your free time with different styles and colour schemes to find what works for you. When you have a strong style of imagery, you’re also more likely to attract people who will want to work with you.
So if, like me, you’re someone who holds back when it comes to reaching out to brands and fellow creatives, take this as your queue to get out there – you never know what could happen!
- Photography by Kaye Ford
- Location – Tortilla, Hammersmith