After almost 2 years of meandering through life, I’m actually putting renewed energy into my photography. Like Arnold said, “I’ll be back!”
In my last post, Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?, I started to explore the conflict between your inner creativity and what of visual style will help create/sustain a viable business. And for 2 years, I racked my brain over that exact dilemma. I debated, in my mind, what kind of photos do I want to create and be happy creating at the same time. Have I come to any strong conclusions? Not really. Nothing that I didn’t already know, at least. I’ve known what I need to do for a long time now, I’ve just had too many things on my plate or just Paralysis by Analysis.
For me, I still want to create beautiful images, but I have to make it a business, if I want to survive (in life). After all, I still have to pay my bills, eat, save for retirement, etc. You know, all those things you need to do if I or you still need to do to maintain a healthy life. So what does that mean for me? First, really start treating it like a business. Creative people have a stigma of being poor business-people. Second, shoot as much as possible and show many respected industry professionals as possible and get their constructive feedback. I sought out some industry feedback last year and while mostly positive, they guided me to fill some holes in my body of work.
So in the coming weeks, my website will be updated with new and old work that you may have already seen. Please Stay Tuned…