“…the good of the whole benefits the one…” It’s something I always thought and still do. Sure there are many rugged individuals who like to say they made it all on their own…they’re full of crap. No one really does. We all need each other or better yet, the right others.
Groups, societies, clubs associations, unions etc become the bowl from where we mix the right ingredients to produce a flavor that makes them come back for more.
Photographers are mostly solo people in a solo game. They are a mostly a one man show with a one man approach. In the telephone era we were all one on one. “Let’s do lunch,” …that worked well… then, not so much today. The world for an individual is a much bigger place with its doorway on your desk, on your lap and in your cell phone. Welcome to everyone on the planet and with it global competition.
Are you still standing alone? 12 photographers chose not to and MiamiVisualCollective was formed. Its ingredients blended together over years of mutual cooperation and reliance on each others expertise and performance via the groups they belonged to, and the assignments and clients they sometimes crossed over with. Over that time, professional respect and trust became the binding factor that brought them together and gives them the ability to perform and produce quickly when needed.
While each have different strengths, all share the same interests and love of what they do. That love can be seen in their first “collective” exhibit…”Works in Progress.”