Once again this self isolation has me, and I guess some other artists, taking a moment or two to think about what we are doing, and why we are doing it. I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say that a certain part of it is the recognition, compliments, ego stroking that comes with putting your work out there for all to see.
Of course there are those periods where the comments, likes, views, and assorted words of praise just don’t come. It’s those periods that make you wonder why we’re even doing this. It’s these periods where you need a thick skin and have to trust that your work is truly worthy of being out there. They always say you can’t put too much stock in likes and praise.
I’ve never been one to really promote myself that heavily. I’m a good photographer, but no better than a ton of others that I admire and respect. I create my work and put it out there. If you like it great. If not, that’s OK too. I will freely admit that my style limits my market and audience quite a bit. That’s OK also. There’s no special meaning to my pieces (in most cases). It’s just images that I’ve seen in my mind and created with pixels and visions. I am not making a living at this. I just create because I feel good doing it. I left the Art Fair circuit years ago, and now show in only a few galleries.
So the bottom line is, I appreciate all who have followed me. Would I like to see that list grow? Sure I would. I’ll just be content to create the work and put it out there. Here’s my statement, here’s my vision.
I’d be curious if others feel the same or have similar ideas on the subject. It feels good to share and having that feedback helps provide the drive to keep going.
Thanks for reading. I certainly enjoy seeing others works and wonder where their drive comes from. Till next time, be safe and be creative.
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