so yesterday was the first day of the project where I happened to not really take a photo that I'd consider being a part of this project. I was at a vernissage in my hometown closely after school and stayed in the city for the rest of the evening; of course I had taken the camera with me, but somehow, it wasn't the same. I don't know. By that time yesterday evening I felt as if it was okay, I thought, "this is my project and I can skip as many days as I want to, it's not about actually taking a photo every single day but rather immensely dedicating yourself to your work for an entire year. And just because I don't take a photo today doesn't mean I should stop tomorrow." And I was highly happy with that thought because I felt it was true. And I still do. But between then and now, which was about today at breakfast, I suddenly felt worthless. I had actually failed in some way. And I don't know why it devastated me so much at that moment. I felt completely empty and for a flick of an eye, I actually considered quitting. Luckily I didn't. Luckily I got up and took this photo. And even though I am not happy with it and even though I am taking way too many photos of me lying somewhere lately, it doesn't matter. It's reality to me and eventually, all that matters is that I'm true to myself and to everyone else. I'm just going to try harder tomorrow.
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This is beautiful---don't put yourself down, just keep doing what you love and don't quit unless you're sure. And I've never tired photography, but ever since my friend bought a nice camera, and iIve seen your art, I feel that I really want to try photography, like now. No procrastinating. thank you for the inspiration!
Wow. I'm glad you got this picture in and decided to keep going with your project. Every photo you've taken is beautiful - even if you feel that some are repetitive, maybe you can take that same pose and change the atmosphere with it? I look forward to more posts.
I also have a question; How do you feel about artists using your photos as reference for poses and the like? I'd certainly be interested in doing so and have [link] - simply let me know and I will adjust this accordingly, or continue to learn from your photos.
I am glad you are thinking that way, and yes, I'll probably work a lot on different atmosphere within the same concept and such, I mean, eventually this project is also there to improve my skills.
It's completely fine, trust me. I mean, as long as you credit me, I think there i absolutely no problem with it, rather, I find it interesting when artists take my work as references; and if you ever come around to it, I'd love to see more once you are done, simply out of curiosity.
Yes, of course - and I look forward to watching you improve along the way. I think your shots are beautiful. As someone who doesn't dabble in photography and with little knowledge, I don't tend to watch many artists in that category. However, after seeing so much in your gallery, I simply had to add you to my watch. Keep it up!
Certainly, credit will be given where it is due. If I do, I will be certain to shoot you a link in some form. Thank you!
I did a project 365 last year and I definitely know the feeling of wanting to quit every now and then, especially in the beginning! That was the roughest, but the more time passed, the more it sort of became a daily routine, natural, effortless. And I have to say, this image is fantastic! Definitely keep it up!
I'm glad you did stick to it - this picture says a lot to me from what I'm going through now. When you take up a challenge, think of it as that - a chance to stretch your capabilities. NOT a mandate. This is what gets you down, because it's your brain's chance to kick at you for something it thinks you're SUPPOSED to be doing. But it's not. It's something that either you WANT to do or you don't, and if on that day you don't feel like it, then so be it. There are so few things in this life that we can simply choose not to be consistent about and nothing bad comes of it. Preserve it for what it is - don't liken it to the rest of life, where these are actual responsibilities and they do have negative consequences when neglected.
Thank you for staying true to us and to yourself. This gives art its greatest potential, and I for one appreciate it greatly.
You put this so extremely well, I can't even express how ... accurate it is,. It's our decision and we've only got to prove it to ourselves and no one else, but still we shouldn't put ourselves under too much pressure. And I think once you get there, it's fine. Thank you for this comment, I really appreciate it.
You are an artist of the highest caliber and I believe that tends to bring with it a degree of emotional suffering. Be true unto thy self and go with your heart and your gut. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing the highs and the lows as a part of that talent. Just don't allow the dark times drag you down too far before you spread your wings and take flight again. [link]
find ich voll ok. einfach alles und ich musste einfach lachen, als ich gelesen habe, dass du zu viele fotos von dir am boden liegen machst xD das erste was ich mir nämlich dachte, als ich das foto gesehen hab war, jetzt liegt er schon wieder am boden aber eh lieb gedacht, nicht böse oder so