The Creative Life Show
About This Show
Joanna Pieters talks to outstanding thinkers, creators, innovators and people who have created extraordinary things. They share their stories of how they keep their creativity alive, their own journey into frustration and stuck-ness, and how they returned to flow. In addition, you’ll discover the latest thinking on innovation, brain science and creative productivity. Whether you want to revolutionise your job, inspire your team, complete a novel or start a business, the Creative Life Show gives you the practical tools, the inspiration, resources and motivation to unleash your most powerful creative expression. Get more resources, inspiration and motivation at www.creativelifeshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
The courage to crowdfund a bestseller, with photographer Laura Dodsworth
Photographer and storyteller Laura Dodsworth was a successful wedding photographer when she felt pulled to create a far more terrifying project: photographing 100 women and talking to them about their bodies. It became the hugely successful Bare Reality, and an entirely new creative journey. Find all the links at www.creativelifeshow.com.
Laura and I talk about the stream of rejections that followed. Agents, galleries, publishers and even friends all turned down her idea, with plenty of them questioning why anyone would buy it. We talk about how she kept going despite all the setbacks, her doubts and fears.
We also talk about how she overcame her professional fears to go in a direction that was so different to her normal commercial work.
But she also shares what it takes, and what she did to achieve:
- A crowd-funding campaign that reached its target in just one day
- A bestselling book
- Media interest from around the world
- Workshops, talks and even a play
We also talk about Laura's new project, Manhood, where she talks to 100 men about their bodies and their stories, and the whole new set of fears that came with it.
If you're feeling called to create work that's different to your normal direction, or if you have no idea how you can ever make it work, Laura's story is an essential listen. | Show notes: http://creativelifeshow.com/022-crowdfund-bestseller-bare-reality-photographer-laura-dodsworth