I would have to admit at this point that it's been getting harder and harder to produce cosplay shoots. There's that hidden force that pressures you to perform better than your last. There are times where I end up shaking my brain for ideas on what to do for the next and yet nothing seems to materialize. You also have to contend with erratic work schedule from the rest of the Space Academy, as most of us are working professionals. We do prioritize paid jobs over this since this is purely for the love of the craft.
And when you latest work doesn't live up to expectations, both from a personal and public standpoint, regret eats you alive for days. There are always "what ifs" and "could've beens" that end up lingering in your head, had you prepared any better. Then of course you also can't dwell into pre-production hell for so long... your ideas tend to go stale when they are not realized on time.
But I guess it's that divine discontent that pushes us to improve our methods and our imagination further to the brink of what reality allows us. I know the idea would come, maybe perhaps I'm just getting impatient with the light bulb moment. Wish it would come anytime sooner.
I am actually contemplating on easing up on the cosplay shoots come 2011, and concentrate on some other genre that I never really placed much attention to, like travel and landscapes.
I hope to get Angel's schedule soon... given how busy she is with her TV show and other things. Even getting her measurements for X-23 is like winning in a small-town lottery.
Oh yeah, shameless plug... Digital Photographer Plus is the country's first (I think) TV show dedicated to photography. I'm getting featured in their pilot episode this Saturday (October 30). Hosted by Pilar Tuason, it's air on Studio 23, 10:30am every Saturdays.
Listening to: Jack Johnson
Eating: Reduced Fat Chips Ahoy