Upload & Sell: On
So, let me see ... current count 43,271 people that don't like the slogan (as part of the image message) vs. 1 who's unsure. I just wish there was some way it could be more clear to me what people really think about it.
Steve, Scott, Dennis ... all excellent points. Things I mostly know and truly agree with, but apparently have been letting slip by me a bit.
Thanks again ... muchisimo ... for the feedback / dialogue / consideration. Always good to hear from others who are not "emotionally connected" (i.e. pride of ownership) to an image/concept/etc. ... which is why I asked from those whom I've come to know as "straight shooters".
+1 @ complex reasoning (some over thinking may be involved here)
+1 @ not representative of my usual postings here ... focused @ convey message of "serious"
+1 @ constant striving to improve (but not to admit / suggest need of more growth to others)
Thanks much @ you have arrived.
It just doesn't feel that way inside. It feels like I have much left to prove to others (always having to defend my presence), even if I can see the potential, direction & growth for getting to where I'd like to be.
I've tried to "fly under the radar" ... not ready to hang out my shingle. Still not ready to hang out my shingle, but in order to progress in what I strive to do ... I'm feeling like I need to come out from under my rock. I feel like I need a strong, "serious" crutch to lean on.
"Kent Southers Fine Art Photography" ... while it is a part of what I want to develop toward, not sure I'm not quite ready to wear that badge just yet (based on what that means to me). Things like Mitchell Museum certainly help with my perspective that I'm headed in that direction (at least in the local domain) ... but my work still seems a bit too scattered, omnidirectional for me to feel comfortable making that claim.
I get the selling "me" (really).
I guess I just happen to be seeing "two versions" of me ... arrived vs. arriving ... and am struggling with how to merge or ignore their coexistence (without falsely presenting myself). The two versions of "Star Trek" make a salient example of the perspective potential. Exploration is "understood" to be wrought with imperfection, setback, temporary failure, etc. ... thus no need to mention / focus on it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. No guts, no glory. No risk, no reward.
But, along with ventures, guts & risk ... comes the "understood & unspoken" imperfection, setback, temporary failure ... just no need to focus on, advertise or expose them externally. Looking ahead, they can loom as rough territory. With tenacity of purpose in hand, and once having traversed them, they become realized as only speed bumps in the rear view mirror, en route to a worthy journey.
I guess a career in the terrestrial version of Star Trek in the role of "Scotty" helps explain my "under the radar" (i.e. below decks) positioning. Gonna be a bit of a change to come up to the bridge and and be a bit more like "Kirk" in the spotlight (although I am totally comfortable as "Spock").
Of course, if the shoe were on the other foot ... I'd probably tell you guys to "get over it" and "get on with it". Just be very selective to not show your "so-so" stuff and allow your discriminating work to fit the bill for "Fine Art". For other stuff, label it as "project specific" and distance it from your "Fine Art".
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