I sold my perfection today.
Before you go feeling sorry for me, you should know a weight has been lifted from around my neck (the camera and my favorite lens combo weighs at least 5 lbs!)
Eight years ago, when I wanted to get into shooting stock photography, the professional I was training under was thrilled that I wanted to purchase the exact same camera he had. I was in over my head before my finger had first depressed the shutterbuggon.
What began was a journey of learning photography and Photoshop. I was a perfectionist, training under a perfectionist, with the best pro camera money could buy. No pressure, right? How could I have known the burden I would be under? I had all the world at my feet, ready for my viewpoint.
And it was a great viewpoint. One of the best, so I was told. But what I didn’t know at the time was that I was slowly siphoning the inspiration out of myself…preferring production to inspiration. It does make sense…I had a $20k debt to repay.
Well, that camera was sold this morning, and along with it went ?????. In exchange, I received a valuable lesson:
“It’s ok to “do” what you do…but don’t for one minute think you need the best stuff to do it with. Sculptures can be made with mud or playdoh…they are both art.”
Welcome to the journey after my lesson. Welcome, imperfection. Let’s see what kind of art we can make with you…