Travel plays a very important part in my life. I find it personally and professionally valuable to stay open to as many different cultures, circumstances, and living conditions as I can. To that end, I spend a considerable amount of time overseas working remotely. As a policy, I do not manage or direct studio work (photography, video, fabrication) remotely, ever. That being said, I am flexible enough to travel worldwide to facilitate any kind of work needed, whether that be with your talent or mine.
During particularly intense periods, it’s not uncommon for a client to have me work alongside their team for a short time, maybe a week or two, sometimes a month. I relish these opportunities and encourage them whenever possible. There is no replacement for working side-by-side with people that have a shared goal. It is the best part about my job.
I work with a small number of clients and am always transparent about my schedule. If there are upcoming projects that require I be physically available I am usually in a position to accommodate that need. In other words, I take professional relationships seriously and will not jeopardize client work in anyway because I need to find a small piece of my soul in Patagonia. I’ve encountered this before with other freelancers and it sucks. We all know souls are important, but if you are already commited to something, they're not.