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You're spot on .. thanks.
I do plan to somehow incorporate this into my apparel (visor, shirt, jacket, signage @ truck, etc.). This is a "branding" matter ... one that I need to feel comfortable in. Currently, I'm a bit "reclusive" (and slightly defensive, go figure) in my relationships with others. I'm hoping that through this effort, I can self-instill some ability for me to "open up" a bit as well.
In the "old days" I could go anywhere and everywhere and people would marvel and inquire with genuine interest or admiration at what I was doing. Today ... it is all too often met with fear, suspicion or "their rights to privacy in public".
The other day (post office shot) ... I got a little "politely snarky" with the woman taking pictures of my license plate. I told her (politely with positive tone) that she was welcome to take my picture as well (i.e. I've got nothing to hide) ... and local law enforcement have seen me enough to make some connections. Of course, she was "put off" by this.
But, I went on to tell her a few things and she finally rested a bit. Then as she was walking away ... it donned on me, that she could go to the local museum and see some of my work on display there (concept of legitimizing my efforts & intent). She didn't quite know what to make of that.
Realizing that it put me in a "different perspective" for her, I then longed for everyone to be able to go see my work (to help relieve their suspicion) ... to realize that my "not normal" approach actually has merit (to some at least).
And that kinda brings us up to speed at the current effort for the piece.
"Nah, that's just Kent. He's a little crazy but harmless."
You got it ... although I might prefer words like peculiar, eccentric or eclectic.
Another point ... oddly enough, whenever I'm speaking with law enforcement they typically want to know about my business (i.e. sales) ... as if the fact that I were selling my work would legitimize my presence for creating it. Whenever I tell them I shoot for myself ... they often have a change of attitude that it would be best if I just "move along".
"The art of perfection ... is never finished."
It is also, kinda my (hopefully subtle) way of saying ... I've not achieved perfection, yet I'll never quit, and you may see me again.
The only way I can ever grow toward getting better is to continue despite any obstacles or objections the world presents.
I guess one of my questions for you guys is ... does this convey the message of "serious" or "professional" photography ... rather than some "whack job" with a camera? If not, what/how/why can it be improved upon to strengthen that message?
Maybe some refinement:
"The art of perfection ... until it is finished."