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Rejection Has Never Sounded So Fun

Friday 10th December 2010

I came across an amusing blog post today on Thoughts from a Sneaky Little Fox about rejection therapy. The blog is penned by the Sneaky Fox, or Craig Bush of BigBadWolfMedia as he is otherwise know.
 
The Sneaky Fox is currently undertaking a course of rejection therapy. As described in his blog post about rejection therapy and why you would want to partake in such an activity; rejection therapy is the process if finding ways to be rejected over a period of time in order to "reduce the fear and pain felt around rejection, encouraging more open and 'risky' social interactions and reap the many rewards that this comes with." 
 
In order to become part-immune to the effects of rejection and to open himself up to the infinite possibilities that come with 'putting yourself out there', the Sneaky Fox has embarked on a program of rejection under various guises. 
 
Yesterday's post talked about trying to be rejected via a Street Portrait Project. The Sneaky Fox offers to take photographic portraits of people in the street, both with the mission of getting some great portrait shots, which can be seen on his Flickr page, but also in the hope that someone might reject him. Unfortunately, people were pretty open to having their portrait taken. Rejection fail. 
 
The Sneaky Fox then moved onto other methods of fishing for rejection, including saying hello to random people in the street, which as you can imagine, worked! Rejection success. 
 
The same evening the Sneaky Fox attended a gig where the aim of the game was to raise money for a degree show for City of Birmingham Fine Art students - there was no game plan for rejection here - and by chance, one of the people who street portraits he had taken that morning was of one of the students who was raising money. Very small world. The Sneaky Fox was able to have a chat with Abi, and grab an invite to the final art show. 
 
The moral of this amusing post is that you really never know what can happen when you put yourself out there and that photography projects performed in the street are not as unwelcome as you might think.

Posted on December 10th 2010 on 12:11pm

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