Now and then there's a post that comes along I simply love to share with as many artists as possible. Consider it a teaser to the original by my pal Giulio Scorio posted in the LUMIX Lounge. At the beginning of the post he puts the project in perspective.
"As a commercial photographer it’s my job to make engaging visuals for others. This means that although commissions are a collaborative experience, the over all vision of the shoot is a compromise. This is not a bad thing but after a busy season of shoots I like to realign my own vision by shooting a self-assignment."
Over and again in guest posts, webcasts and podcasts you've heard other artists talk about the importance of special projects, self-assignments meant to challenge creativity and explore your ever-changing parameters in imaging.
"For this particular self-assignment I wanted to test my skills in a full out hybrid shoot. The overall goal of this project was to create a portrait of transformation in the form of a short video. I asked myself how would this look visually and how would I communicate this message through video?"
I'm sharing his behind the scenes video and the final piece here in Luminary Corner, but getting the full feel for Giulio's adventure into a unique self-assignment you'll need to see the complete post. Trust me, it's an excellent blueprint of the process for your self-assignment.