David Talley is an internationally recognized photographer, director, and producer operating out of Portland, OR. His works exhibit the darkest moment before an explosion of light, a story broken, but changed for the better, and the ability to transform the present problem in to a prospering future. David is the founder and creative director of the world’s largest photographic collaboration event, Concept Collaboration.
If you missed Part 1, click here to listen!
In this episode, David discusses:
-How sharing your single sentence with people that you care about allows them to hold you accountable for the things that you believe in.
-How more than art, he wants to be able to help people.
-How he balances his time, working hard and then playing hard, along with the concept of sabbath.
-The importance of having some “zest” to your life.
-The Pareto principle and how it applies to him and other artists.
-His greatest inspirations: God, J.J. Abrams and Gregory Crewdson.
-The origins of Concept Collaboration and how it helped many artists and photographers to work together and share resources.
-His ebook “The Single Sentence” and how it breaks down the process of developing your own single sentence and helped many people find vision and focus in their own creativity.
David’s Final Push will inspire you to START TODAY, and create something every day for the next 30 days!
“If you want to be something and if you want to say that you’re something, then go do something.”
“The art that I create is a direct extension of the strongest parts of who I am.”
“Who I am at my core is what feeds into my creativity, what feeds into my art, and what ultimately becomes what I produce and what people see of me.”
“Go start today. Don’t wait until tomorrow because you won’t do it. Start today.”
“If you want to take the next step in being who you want to be as an artist or a creative person, go take the first step today. Right now.”
“Do your art every day for the next 30 days and it will destroy you in the best way. It will completely awaken who you are going to be.”
“‘Someday’ is a very dangerous word.”
“The Single Sentence” by David Talley (David’s ebook!)
Gregory Crewdson (Wikipedia)
“The Gap” by Ira Glass