During this downturn one thing I’ve been focusing on is my health. I’ve managed to lose 38 lbs so far and I really feel better. One of the repercussions of it though that I never thought would happen is that I seem to be cold much more often than I used to be. I guess the body fat seems to make one a little warmer.
Now, I’m not telling this to receive pats on the back. I was thinking about it this morning and I really see an analogy to the times. As companies are trimming their fat, there seems to be a tendency to become cold. As a whole, people just don’t seem to want to reach out as much. I just find it much harder to communicate with many people during a downturn, when I feel it should be the opposite. This is when we should all stick together and let each other know how we’re doing. We need to build the foundations of our relationships.
As a photographer, I may not be able to do much for you. Lack of projects? Lack of money to document? That’s ok. Believe me, I’ve cut my spending back as well. The folks at the Apple Store don’t even know who I am anymore. It doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t stay in touch with each other and allow each other the opportunity to help where we can.
I guess this entry is not about retail photography. It’s about our relationships. They are so much more important. Take care of yourself, but let me know how you are doing. I do want to hear about it.
I’m off to Florida for a week long vacation. The sun will feel great. And when I get back-well, let’s chat.This entry was posted on Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 6:25 pm and is filed under Retail Photography. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.