Life flows ever onward


Canon 7d/Canon 17-40mm F4 L series lens, UV filter, Cokin circular polarizer and three stop neutral density filter. ISO 100 27mm F16 @ 2 seconds. Image taken in Smugglers Notch, Vermont.

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.

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16 thoughts on “Life flows ever onward

  1. Andy, Fantastic uv filter with this scenery…and congratulations on your viewers….Thumbs Up’s to yea!!

  2. It is a great shot. The cafe gallery approach is a good idea. I used to have a regular hanging in this type of venue and never sold one ether. you are right to be positive about it. all the best.

  3. That’s a very positive outlook on things. 🙂 Even if I didn’t sell one piece, I would be thrilled to have my photography on display like that – I’d probably sit in the place and just listen to people’s reactions.

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