The layers of Whitney Chamberlin run thick, friends. Not sure where to start really.
Of relevance to you might be two big ones.
He co-founded Yeah Field Trip. If you know what this is, then you know what a community-driven achievement this is. If you don’t, Field Trip the Gold standard for creative events. For real.
Second, he’s been in the wedding game a long time. American Photo named his studio – Our Labor of Love – one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world in 2011. For those of us who have been around a while, you know exactly why that’s a phenomenal achievement.
This really short blurb about Whit isn’t really doing him much justice because he’s done so much (we could do an entire essay on how incredible his photo booth company – Smilebooth – is).
So we’ll just get to the point – here’s his presentation title and description for Stockholm. It’s brilliant. We love this guy. We’re fired right up that he’s coming to Stockholm.
Fuck Your Friends (JK I’m Still Coming up with a Title)
I built my own business from the ground up to become one of the world’s top 10 wedding photographers, then I literally said “fuck it!” and started a slew of businesses built on dreams and entrepreneurial savvy. In doing that, I realized what I really love isn’t photography but the way photography connects me with people. Then I realized I really just love connecting people, so I figured I better gather 25 or 50 or 100 other photographers and build a place where we can all say “fuck it” and just connect and share and learn from each other to advance ourselves personally and professionally. Now that connection seems to flow more freely than ever through social media, I’m saying “fuck it” again and doubling down on building real, human connections. I’m not here to say “stop” being on social media or anything like that; I’m here to offer you insights into how to begin being better about your human connections so you can feel fulfilled and rewarded with the real stuff of life – connectivity, love, and all the good things that come with ’em.