|HALLELUJAH TRUTH by Lisa Alexander Streib|
In part because I am implementing the rules of improvisation into my life. One of the rules is this:
Hidden inside of "showing up" is that you "do the work" and what you do and who you are is "good enough." So the sequence is this:
DO THE WORK.
CONSIDER IT GOOD ENOUGH.
This past Sunday morning (October 5th, 2014), creative collaboration fell like manna into my life! Photographer Lisa Alexander Streib invited me to her studio in Decatur, Georgia, to work on something that may well be a long-term collaborative project, so stay-tuned!
And I SHOWED UP!
Collaborating. What is that? How is it done? Especially when you don't know how to do something--like modelling for a photographer. Improvisation to the rescue!!!
Even though today with the ubiquitous presence of digital media and I-phones, which allow all of us to be photographed daily and repeatedly grants us almost amateur status as subjects of a photo composition, few of us feel prepared to model for a professional fine art photographer. So improvisation rules continue to serve us well...or me that is...
One of the primary rules of improvisation is to always receive what your partner gives, with a resounding and supportive YES! Lisa and I are friends and have an established fluency in our relationship of speaking YES to one another's ideas. Therefore, as we moved into our roles as photographer and subject, we ping-ponged ideas back an forth as we co-created the images!
MAKE YOUR PARTNER LOOK GOOD.
I trust Lisa to make me "look good" in a photograph. She possesses many skills in lighting, composition, and graphic design. At the same time, she as a collaborator is receiving and accepting all of my ideas concerning costuming, hair, and position. Her acceptance of my input validates me, and validation is pure treasure. Validation is "hot donuts now"!
|IN HER STUDIO. Other preparation for our photo shoot included Lisa's setting up a white screen for background and on the floor so my feet could be photographed. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Let's review the key points to our successful collaboration:
|MODEL PHOTOGRAPHS THE PHOTOGRAPHER!|
2. DO THE WORK.
3. CONSIDER IT GOOD ENOUGH.
4. SAY YES.
5. MAKE YOUR PARTNER LOOK GOOD.
TRUE HEARTFELT COLLABORATION!
That's Coffee With Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me. I am an artist making images, writing, teaching, dancing, and making meaningful relationships with you, you and you! I am so grateful for your presence here on this precious Earth. I need you to be manifesting your heart's desire now too! Join me at Revolution Donuts (It's an actual place here in Decatur, Georgia)!
|COLLABORATORS' SELFIE. Showing up to the do the work and saying yes to your partner is such a loving and productive way to work together. What you give one another in ideas is precious. I love my Lisa Alexander Streib!|
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