Got this nice little message Saturday. Kinda made my day, actually.
"Your stuff really is amazing. It looks "professional". Not like those people who take pics and charge for it and say they're professionals. Your stuff looks like things I see in magazines."
Then Maria said she doesn't give compliments unless they're warranted. So I better take this one seriously.
I have droned on over the past couple of weeks to anyone who would listen about being sure as a photographer to create a 'body of work', that I treat what I do as art whether anyone else sees it or not, and that at least in my opinion - a timeless work of art will still be a work of art 30 years from now.
I'll probably be gone by then, but what I'm doing now will be still be here. And I want that to still be treasured heirlooms, not passed along in a box, like so many snapshots, or now - disks with print rights.
You can call me old school if you want. And yes, if I make your photograph - you'll get a digital version for social media. It's my sincere hope though that you'll treasure a real photograph as well.