Are you an artist trying to break into an entertainment career that requires head shots? Or just trying to spice up your resume or creative portfolio? Visit The Starving Artist Project to get free headshots by celebrity photographer Michael Bezjian. I recently got to work with the organization at a blogger event hosted by my dear friend Rachel from The McCord List and I’m proud to say that I proudly stand behind their tagline Artists Helping Artists.
I remember when I started Sointheknow.com, it came from a bigger place than just “let me take outfit photos and post them.” I’ve always loved the concept of giving back, empowering others, collaborating and creating for the greater good. I know I didn’t get where I am today by myself. Yes, I’ve worked hard, but I’ve had invaluable friends and mentors throughout my life, and my way of thanking them is to pass on the torch and help others.
So if you’re reading this remember that the choice is ours. We can either turn the other cheek and selfishly go about our days or stop and make a difference in someone’s life. And I’m not talking about giving money to the homeless dude on the street. Everyone has a special something, a skill, voice, advice, thought, presence, energy, and so on. Sometimes helping someone can just mean letting them pick your brain, cry on your shoulder, and other times all it takes is a considerate phone call, a smile, or shining a positive light on a negative situation.
So in honor of this amazing charity organization, The Starving Artist Project, if you know someone who’s pursuing an exciting career in the arts, share this information with them. Because you can be the example, the reason, and the inspiration behind changing someone’s life.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes of all time, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pine
Photo credit Michael Bezjian. Dress from The McCord List Showroom.