A Problem With Having New Promo Photos
I may never finish going through all the new photos. What's strange is that there are many that I feel are not usable at all. However I know that many of them just may seen unusable to me right now. Down the road there are many photos that I just may find a perfect place for.
I still haven't started work on the new press kit. I'm just tinkering with ideas and looking for that special angle that I can use to make a complete and concise statement. These photos need to steer me away from the kid shows, and get people to start taking a better look and considering me for the opening act spots, the cruises, the casinos, and even more corporate work. I'll ALWAYS be able to work the family crowds. If you juggle at all, people will always assume you're a birthday party clown. I just need to really push for the bigger and the better events, which also have the bigger & better paychecks.
I know that these new materials will also inspire new costumes, new bits to work into the show, a new look for my main website...Everything will develop based upon the artistic slant I'm trying to achieve with these photos.
However, I find myself with a new dilemma.
Having all these new photos and finding some great ways to use them so quickly makes me absolutely HATE all of my current promotional materials (Such as this photo on the left). It is truly night and day for me, a complete love/hate relationship with the entire lineup of marketing.
Sadly, I have about 1,000 of the current brochure and a website that is in dire need of updating. I've got some videos that I think still work well, but I must retool the presentation throughout.
What's funnier is that some of the photos I took in the earliest part of the day during this past shoot are almost too similar to the exact type of photos I wanted to steer away from. As an example, check out the photo on the right. I know I'll be using this one somewhere, but for now, this untouched photo smacks of the crap I've had all these years.
I really didn't want the typical "juggler with props" poses you can see on EVERY OTHER juggler's site out there. I guess the progression from the beginning of the day to the end should follow the need to get from point A to point B.
I suppose this is a good problem to have. I know the growth and change is happening. I may not be able to keep up with it just yet, but I'm not resisting at all. In fact, I want it all ready to go much sooner than it may happen naturally. I'm just glad I got around to taking those new photos. Usable now or later, they're just what I needed.