Photo by Queon “Q” Martin
“Collaboration is essential to living out the dreams that constantly take up space in our heads.”
Collaboration is essential to living out the dreams that constantly take up space in our heads. We all live in a community and have the opportunity to collaborate with our neighbors. Successful collaboration requires a mutual sense of respect. It requires an understanding of one’s own belief in their creativity. It requires the artist to make a decision and not to be afraid to go with what they feel in their spirit. A great artist calls on friends and strangers alike to talk out their ideas, fully formed or not. They then will go into solitude and create. But when that artist emerges from solitude, they must show what they created to the world. They must count on the support of these same friends and strangers to reap the fruits of their labor.
For the last three years, SoulVision Magazine has supported the work of creatives and visionaries. Our cover stories from this year can tell us a thing or two about working together. Broadway producer Ron Simons works with playwrights, directors, producers, and actors to create stage plays that are humorous, memorable, and heartwarming. Author David L. Robbins leads writing workshops with veterans healing from the psychological wounds of war. The Academy COO Christine Simmons works with film industry tastemakers, artists, and executives to make a more inclusive and diverse motion picture industry. Ember Lab co-founders Mike and Josh Grier called on a team of video game designers and developers to create the fantastical world of Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
Creating a magazine is collaborative work. In the world of publishing, we count on writers, editors, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, advertisers and other creatives to create a magazine that is worth reading and sharing. Thank you for sticking with us for another year. We look forward to seeing you in 2022. Happy holidays!
“A great artist calls on friends and strangers alike to talk out their ideas, fully formed or not.”