It has been over 2 years since I have posted a journal entry on here. Since then much has changed. (I'd hope so, 2 years is a long time
My favorite aspect of art is that you can always improve, there is never a point you reach where you are the best you can be as an artist. Life is always morphing thus so is an artists work. Each new project is a new chance to do the best work you have ever done, but there's always the chance you will do the worst. It doesn't even matter. Even as a professional you still have the chance to create the worst work of your life. (best and worst being judged on the scale an artist has of their own work)
The last 2 years I have learned to let go a little more with my work and with who I am as an artist. I spent a year in a studio and learned that I am happiest shooting out on my own. As much as I love photography it will never be my main source of income. My personality cannot survive a studio atmosphere for long. Working in the studio taught me a lot of technical aspects and I met some talented, wonderful, artists whom I am still close friends with. It's what I needed at the time and now it is time to move on from the commercial world.
An artists gallery is a roller coaster of emotion through the years and it is fun to see how a person changes by looking at their work. What did they focus on 7 years ago in a portrait and what do they focus on now? What kind of techniques have stayed the same, or is their style completely different? What happened in the years when there are almost no postings? You can learn a lot browsing a gallery. I've been on here for over 7 years now, my earliest digital work is posted here. Deviant Art is awesome.