Recently my work was described as looking too much like postcards – too many sunsets and saturated colours. I found myself at a loss for words.
The portfolio had pictures I was proud of and which represented some of my best work. In truth I’d asked for the feedback, but it turns out I wasn’t quite ready for the truth. My immediate reaction was to step away from photography. Plans to attend other courses were suddenly up in the air, motivation to take new pictures was hard to find. Until I began to wonder who am I trying to please – artists, consumers or me?
I should be trying to please me, but what do I want, art or commercial product? I thought I wanted to create art, I thought that I was creating art. What is art?
I like the picture on this post. Is it another postcard, does it have artistic merit? I can’t tell anymore.