In a city as creative as Melbourne, it seems like you can’t turn an inner-city corner without bumping into three freelance photographers. The calibre of photographers is certainly elevating and competition can be fierce, so the introduction of locally-developed app CoLab will probably come as a blessing to many of you hustling to get your freelance life off the ground. Aimed at creatives working within the fashion industry—photographers, models, stylists—the app wants to make finding and connecting with potential colleagues easier than ever before.
Founded by Ren Pidgeon, John Pantzopoulos, and Aaron Tobin, who have all been heavily involved in creative and digital industries, CoLab is free to join, connects through Instagram (of course), and allows you to set up and manage collaborative projects with relevant creatives. After hearing about app, we asked co-founder, photographer, and past ACCLAIM contributor Ren Pidgeon to share his top tips for aspiring freelancers (and we know there are a lot of you out there).
Check out Ren’s very useful advice below and find out more about CoLab here.