It has been said that artists benefit from the collaboration with other artists. Creative collaboration through partnership often cultivates projects that would have never seen the light of day.
That being said, I was recently approached this year by an old friend from high school. Though we have both kept in touch through social media, quite some time had passed before we actually had a chance to reconnect in person. Through a tragic event that brought us together again, we were able to catch up properly in person. It was through this meeting that I had learned that my friend, Keng, had recently decided to indulge in a passion that she always had; Fashion. With working on the weekends and being a homemaker during the week, she devoted time to pursue that passion. I could relate a lot to her ambitions and the visions she had for the future of her art. With that common ground, it was quite easy for me to want to collaborate when she asked if I’d like to get involved with a project with her.
One could say, “don’t mix business and friendship”. It would be wise to be advised, and I would not disagree at the very least. However, you could also say that this was a friendly collaboration to support one another’s work.
The chemistry on set was amazing. There were lots of laughter, a few slips and dips in the snow, and frozen fingers. We definitely bonded again after freezing together and then warming up in the car to talk endlessly about life and where it has taken us so far. This shoot truly established how great it was to work together and be in each other’s company, not just as friends, but also as comrades in the creative world.
Keep an eye out for our future collaborations.