I have a habit of tearing pages out of my sketch books.
I can’t go into an art store without buying a new sketch book with the idea of ‘a fresh start’… Scraping my previous drawings and emerging as a better artist with a stronger portfolio, a better sketch book. I am constantly starting over, redefining myself as an artist and reshaping my work.
I’ve found that this habit has crossed over into my photography. As my style changes and evolves, I find myself removing old images that at one point, I was proud to display.
My intention has always been to display the work that I feel best represents my style. As this style evolves, I find myself letting go of old work, even beginning to hate it. However, I feel that by constantly trashing my old work, I am destroying an important part of my evolution as an artist and photographer- Progress.
I think it’s important that we keep a map of our progress and remember where we came from and how we’ve grown.
This blog is my new sketch book… It’s a place to display my photography and it’s progress, no matter how good, bad or ugly it may be.
I’m moving forward from this point on.