I don’t have much time to blog, but I’ve made a promise to blog every other day so here I am.
Yesterday was the beginning of Jeremy Cowart‘s two day live workshop on Creativelive.
I watched most of it and I’m blown away. I’m blown away by this industry, and the way everyone bends over backwards to help each other, to share. It helps us grow together, helps raise the bar, and makes everyone’s photography better.
He opened my eyes and made me really examine my work. He made me put my finger on exactly the kind of work I want to be producing, and it aligns perfectly with everything I’ve been doing and thinking lately.
I discovered that I want to create work that’s different every time. Yes, it’s the most difficult thing in the world to create something new and original every single time, but that’s the whole goal of an artist. To create something that speaks to the soul, to create something different, something that makes people stop and stare.
So here I am, saying to the world that I’m going to keep experimenting. I’m going to keep pushing myself even further. I’m going to put deep thought into each and every photo shoot I do. I’m going to plan and be patient with my shoots. I’m going to create masterpieces and failures. And it’s going to rock.
And yes, this is something I’ve always preached (to push yourself, to stay out of your comfort zone etc etc), but I still need to thank Jeremy Cowart for the inspiration.
What are you doing to push yourself and your photography to grow? What are the steps you need to take to become better at your art? What does it mean to be a good artist? Ask yourself these questions. I hope the answers inspire you.
If you are interested in portraiture and have some free time today please do yourself a favour and watch him here.
Love to you all