27.7.11

An ugly job

I had a chuckle to myself tonight while sorting through iPhoto when I came across these two photos from nearly two years ago. When I explain to people what I do for a living, the response is often 'Oh wow, that's exciting'. 90% of the time it honestly is pretty fab. Then there are the 'hiccup' jobs like the one above that takes me to a very dark place/memory. 6 weeks in a cold factory out west creating a 200 page catalogue for a client that will remain anonymous. But, do you know what? I wouldn't take the experience back. I learnt so much in that six weeks, working with an old-school photographer and a client that was truly passionate about wanting packs of frozen peas to look 'luscious'. The moral of my post? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger....or at least gives you a laugh two years later.
- Briar

5 comments:

  1. Briar, I'd love to give your job a whirl. Anything that involves a creative eye and a paycheck is right up my alley, lol. Though hanging around a damp, dingy factory doesn't sound quite as glamorous.

    <3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
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  2. The worst jobs always teach you something. I remember spending a week filling hundreds of jars with lollies and tying a pretty bow and note on top. Everyone thought all those lollies were heaven - I don't like them and that was just cemented by the experience.

    But it did teach me a lot about what goes into putting things like that together and has helped me no end in planning promotions since.

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  3. Hahah this post is an inspiration, especially for someone just starting out in the industry! x

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  4. Not bad for a beginner. A for effort.
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