Have you every had the feeling that you've been working away at the wrong thing for longer than you'd care to remember?
Earlier this year, I was getting that feeling. Mostly because I was feeling like I was doing work that was what people expected me to do. I was doing work to satisfy the visual needs of people who didn't share my vision. They simply wanted images that helped them achieve their goals, Fulfill their agenda.
My images are/were starting to looking like those by hundreds of other photographer. The only difference is that I got the job.
So, I've taken upon myself to make a change. A pretty drastic one.
I've decided to step away from what is expected of me, and work towards creating a body of work that speaks to my own creative vision (thank you Joel Grimes). This is why as of today you won't see any portraits on my website. Not until I revamp my portfolio.
I've set a goal to do at least one cool new portrait each week, more if I can. These portraits will be strong with my creative vision. They will show technical skill, excitement, energy, spirit. Life-not-still-life will be my new motto. This is how you will identify a portrait that I create.
Portraits that show people as more than statues with smiles. People rarely sit still and smile. We are more than just a bag of skin covered meat. We are spiritual creatures on a physical journey. We are energy. It is my job to express that thought and make the viewer feel that energy.
I'm truly looking forward to this new chapter in my photographic experience. Watch for the new portfolio coming in the next few months. Life-not-still-life.
Photo-Artist working a personal vision.