By being 'safe' with what I post, I'm occasionally landing jobs that I 'm ok with doing, but not ones that I necessarily strive for... which gets me thinking- What kind of work do I want to be paid for? Do I even want to keep on doing paid shoots? This sort of leads back to the thought that I'd rather spend my time and energy on concepts that I want to execute for myself - whether it be silly or significant- and if I get a paid job every once in a while, then great. It just makes me feel uneasy to market myself as something that's not 100% representative of who I am as a photographer. I'd much rather spend my creative energy on the weird shit that I think up and put that out there.
As pretentious as it may sound, I see myself as more of an artist than as a business. Now that working in direct care with people with developmental disabilities for over a year now has been my primary means for making money, I don't have to depend on shooting families, high school seniors, and whatever else I can scramble up to support my photography and put gas in my car.
So with saying that, here's a photo that I had fun putting together. You might be thinking that I have finally lost it. Lately I have been thinking the same.