It has been a long and interesting year with a lot of reflection about how I want to continue my passion for photography. Without going into much detail right now I want to say thank you to a new friend for sharing this wonderful quote with me. Starting this new year I will begin taking clients on a shoot by shoot basis. Please message for details if interested. You can reach me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact button on this website.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
And just because we had a big ol’ snowstorm… Here are some images of my 3 year old daughter from this past July. Take me back…