UPDATE: The LIVE broadcast is TODAY September 18th – 11am SEA time (2pm NYC -19:00 London) – mark your schedules and flip your dial to http://www.chasejarvis.com/live.
You read the title and thought I was talking smack. But in fact, I plan to connect you LIVE with the creator of THE manifesto for creativity in the digital age Steal Like an Artist. Intrigued? Well you ought to be. Austin Kleon is a brilliant artist (Newspaper Blackout), speaker (giving the keynote this year at SXSW!), a NY Times best seller, and Austin is perhaps the most articulate artist alive at discussing creative inspiration, how we find it, and HOW to find those things which elude most every photographer/creative — your very own style and vision. The extra delicious news is that he will be my guest on the next chasejarvisLIVE airing on September 18, 11am Seattle time, 2pm NYC, 19:00 London.
WHO: You, Me, Author/Artist Austin Kleon [Steal Like an Artist] + a worldwide gathering of creative people
WHAT: Interview, discussion + a worldwide Q&A
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18th, 11:00am Seattle time (2pm NYC time or 19:00 London)
WHERE: Tune into www.chasejarvis.com/live. It’s free — anyone can watch and we’ll be taking YOUR questions via Twitter, hashtag #cjLIVE
Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn from Austin on the show:
-How to Steal Like an Artist (no, seriously, you need to start doing this….)
-How to find that creative vision that is truly your own
-How side projects and hobbies are critical – it’s what you make that matters
-How to promote your work in a way that doesn’t feel gross
-That geography is no longer our master – you can live anywhere and make it big
-That creativity is about subtraction
Just like Austin, Picasso, and many others….Jim Jarmusch says it clearly:
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.”
HELP US PROMOTE THE SHOW AND WIN STUFF.
We’re giving away signed copies of Austin’s books to those who help us promote the show. To enter, send out a creative tweet promoting the show with #cjLIVE + @austinkleon + the short link to THIS blog post.
DURING THE SHOW.
We’ll be giving away a $500 gift card to Borrow Lenses. Tune in to find out more.
JOIN US IN THE STUDIO.
Want to be part of the live studio audience? We’ll invite the first 20 people who send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join us +1 guest. You’ll receive a confirmation email with attendance details if you’re 1 of the first 20.
Contest Rules here.
And perhaps you’re asking what’s the whole Special Edition part of this #cjLIVE? Well… for the first time ever, chasejarvisLIVE will be simulcast from both its regular location at chasejarvis.com/live AND ALSO ON creativeLIVE.com. That’s right, this episode will be included in the live broadcast and downloadable segment of world’s largest ever gathering of photographers — creativeLIVE photo week.