I’m guessing, right about now, the traffic on the web site of photographer Brian Bloom is spiking, oh, about 1600% over normal. And next week his phone will be ringing. It’s what you get for having the stones to be off-the-charts amazing.
I’m a bit embarrassed to relate this. And I do not advocate treating clients this way. It is childish and unprofessional. (But it felt good.) In general I adore my clients. I offer this only because the statute of limitations has expired. Here’s the story.
When you’re not actively doing work for a client, be working on something of your own. Something you want to build just because you want to. Write some software, amass a collection, do a book, build some design templates, take pictures of ice crystals. Whatever you’re passionate about. Good example: