"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
- Paul Valery
My friend told me the other day that she couldn't be an artist because she is too much of a perfectionist. I responded to her that as a photographer I am always trying to perfect my work, and in the end, I am rarely ever completely satisfied.
However, sometimes I am satisfied, and it is still hard to share my work with others. I begin to continuously think to myself, "will other people like it," or, "how could I make it better." In a weird way, my photographs are like a child. I craft their visions and personalities in the beginning, and then release them into the real world, all in hopes that they make me proud.
Sometimes they turn out to make me not so proud, but nonetheless, I still love every single one of them. No matter how much I prepare them beforehand, each one has its own special way of fitting into the world and delivering its message.
Anyways, I hope everyone appreciates the work that they do, and sees the importance in every image.
Keep it real!
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