The Vision

Screen Shot, November 5, 2012.

One of the sections in Street Photographer’s Toolbox is Street Academy. Among lots of other things Street Academy will be dealing with the elements of a project plan.

Part of such a plan is making a vision statement. What is your dream? What is it, in general terms, that you want to accomplish within which period of time.

If you are able to write a clear vision statement you are on the way to work more rationally with the things you do. Not that this is absolutely necessary, but in certain situations it might be helpful.

It just so happens that I also have another project running. It is called The Europeans. It is a long term photo project for Europe and will run from 2012 to 2015. It involves a lot of people.

In that project we are about to make a project plan and have just drafted a vision statement for discussion.

I am going to draw on the development in The Europeans for Street Photographer’s Toolbox.

Why would I want to do that? The answer is easy: Because what we do in The Europeans follows the same structure as what we want to do in The Toolbox.  As part of the development of making a project plan for a street photographic project. Or any other photographic project for that matter.

As I load elements of such a plan, I am NOT going to comment extensively on them, but let them stay as silent inspiration for the users of Street Photographer’s Toolbox. One of the first things we ask users to do is, guess what, to write down a vision for their photographic project.

You may want to read the first two vision statements that have been posted. They are included in what we call: My Choices. Here they are: Elisabeth Maurice and Stefanie LePape. Onother one is coming up really soon and will be added here.

Good luck with the reading and with your own vision statement.


November 6, 2012.


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