"What is important in todays photography is always changing"
"Candle Stick" Brooklyn, NY -2020 (contact for additional info)
This is my very first blog post, so thanks for taking the time to check it out.
So this is deal, I have been a photographer for a good part of my life. Most of that time has been learning by a process of failure and success. I am not the kind of person who can pick up a book or read directions and jump into the deep end. I am much more of a visual learner. In fact, I detest written direction. So with that said, what I want to tell you today is this: No matter what your strengths are, stick when them, push on and overcome whatever obstacles you may have in front of you.
Photography and visual arts can be very rewarding, but let's face it, everyone wants to do it but few make it. The biggest part of "making it" is; using your strengths to adapt and overcome the changes in the sector.
First: identify the changes and what is driving these trends. Every sector has them.
Second: where do you fit in, where do your skills fit and what value can you bring to the table. And not only bring to the table, but crush it! You have to be willing to work harder and smarter than all the others. I remember when I started in photography, I would load my car full of equipment and drive 1200 miles for a shoot, only to turn around the next day and drive back. I was committed to make it, even if it killed me.
Third: Most importantly, be relentless. Most people never get the job, the project or the commission because they never even tried. Even the most talented artist will never be known if his or her work is not shared. I will leave you with this great quote from some artist, I really don't know who said it but I think it is applicable...
“art is a lie that makes us see the truth.” -Unknown