1 – Introducing the Closing The_Gap Podcast

Loch Fada and the Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Welcome to Closing The_Gap, a podcast with Ugo Cei and Fabrizia Costa.

The title of this podcast was inspired by Ira Glass, the public radio personality and the host and producer of the show This American Life.

On the topic of the struggles all creatives face, Glass once said the following:

Nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish somebody had told this to me — is that all of us who do creative work … we get into it because we have good taste. But it’s like there’s a gap, that for the first couple years that you’re making stuff, what you’re making isn’t so good, OK? It’s not that great. It’s really not that great. It’s trying to be good, it has ambition to be good, but it’s not quite that good. But your taste — the thing that got you into the game — your taste is still killer, and your taste is good enough that you can tell that what you’re making is kind of a disappointment to you.

This disappointment is something that we have experienced and we sometimes still experience because, let’s face it, nobody ever feels completely realized in their creative life.

So we created this podcast to help all those fledgling creatives that perceive the existence of the gap, but have no idea how to close it. All those who lack inspiration, think they have no talent, are holding back, or never seem to be able to start something or to finish it.

We love listening to photography podcasts, but we felt like most podcasts out there talked a lot about gear and technique and very little about topics like:

  • What it means to have talent, or a lack of it,
  • Finding and developing a personal style,
  • Daring to produce something out of the ordinary,
  • Evoking emotions and connecting to people through photographs,
  • Dealing with criticism,
  • Achieving recognition and commercial success.

We created this podcast to fill this void and answer those questions. We hope you will follow us along this journey.

If you’d like to ask us a question or just simply let us know that you liked the podcast, please leave us a message using the button below. We will try to answer as many questions as possible in the upcoming episodes.

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“Mind the gap” audio sample courtesy of bbc.co.uk – © 2018 BBC. Click here to download the original file.

January 2, 2019
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