Today is a big day for me as a photographer!
I have finally written my artist statement!
This task is definitely long overdue. It is a very necessary step in progressing from traditional photography to fine art photography. It is important to understand who we are, and what we are portraying, and having a personal connection with our art.
My artist statement makes me vulnerable in some ways, as it gives personal insights into who I am. It leaves me open to negative perception by some, but hopefully those people will be few and far between. I am taking a leap of faith and hoping to find my niche, where people will connect with my work, and identify with the feelings it portrays.
Writing my artist statement was hard enough, but selecting the images that are my best images, and which best represent myself and my vision as an fine art photographer, is going to be quite a task as I have a large collection of images to sift through. I have set myself a time limit in order to perform this task. I hope that this will force me to choose instinctively. Whilst a gallery selection needs to be an intellectual exercise, as my work is emotive, I feel that an emotional connection by me should be one of the selecting criteria. I can always wean it down intellectually after the initial choices are made.
Finding my direction, and finding myself, has ever been elusive, but I have it now!
Thank you for visiting my site and taking this journey with me.