Project Runway has got to be one of the most fun and watchable shows on television right now.
Not only because the show puts designers in the throes of creating 1-3 looks within an obscenely short amount of time, but also because the producers have been incredibly smart about highlighting the drama that happens behind the scenes of the competition.
But beyond that, I love the Project runway show for 3 big reasons:
- It gives people a much better appreciation on the amount of work that artisans (yes, artisans) put into creating something from scratch
- It can be the best portfolio any artist would want
- It can be a designers worst nightmare
It really begins to heat up at the 1:47 mark – it’s like a feeding frenzy of nasty little fish.
For the sake of my title, I’m going to focus on the last point. Because it truly astounds me how the designers of this season’s show seem to have a total disregard for the cameras right in front of them. This is not to say that I want the cast members to censor themselves – NAY NAY! I just think that when you show a level of comfort in your cattiness on-camera, it makes one wonder how very nasty you can be off-camera. You’ve given me a reason to not trust you – to watch my back and keep my guard up around you.
There’s one ‘designer’ (if you watch the show, you know who this person is) on the show who does nothing but make people uneasy, nervous and anxious. And, as an artist, you CANNOT be your best when you’re playing defense. You play it safe and tread water to stay alive.
You forget that you actually know how to swim.
Just like the design room in Project Runway, any business environment will suffocate with this kind of poison in the mix. People hate work, avoid teamwork and actively look for other employment. And if you’re the person polluting the waters, you have to realize that (with or without cameras) word gets out about your behavior. And you will get jacked!
Like it or lump it, karma has cameras everywhere. And if you’re part of the problem instead of the solution, those karma cameras will be your worst enemy.
How clean is your karma pool? When you have some ‘poison’ at work, what do you to survive?