This is a personal post today as I just wrapped up a month-long showing of my photography yesterday. The month went by quickly but the show was a success not in sales terms but in viewers. I had fifteen photographs hanging at a very popular breakfast and lunch restaurant here in Burlington…A very busy place where Hundreds of people eat every day. I suppose it was a smart choice as there was many people viewing the work on a daily basis.
While I did not get any phone calls or sell any images I look at this in a positive way rather than negative. My feeling is that if I take an image and no one sees it than I shouldn’t have made the image in the first place. An unseen image is a “dead” image. At these beginning stages of my work I think it is vitally important to get my work out there and people knowing who I am and what I shoot. I think this trumps selling a few images as that will come with time.
As the title and image suggest…Life moves on. I put my feet forward and continue with my work. This is important as well because I never want to dwell on the past. If I keep moving ahead and continue to hone my skills in photography then I know eventually all of the things I could want like making a living as an artist will come to pass.