Thursday, April 29, 2010
The end is the same for all of us - it is the drive that we control...
Not sure where I read this or if it might be the confluence of several ideas in my head. I also listen to a good deal of music as you can tell so just possibly...also that voice inside me is acting up again.
Vision and passion - no slick tactic will ever make up for passion....Trying to be good at something is difficult at best - there is no talent fairy who sprinklers us with dust...but how do you get the craft to mirror your passion? How does the vision get to fruition - I would guess one lets the dream and passion dictate the path.
Some days I feel close to the path and on other days I feel like it is simply not there. I travel allot and study at various workshops but seem to lose concentration for great periods of time when it is time to do the work. Is it fear of completion - I am starting to think all the traveling and workshops is masking my fear of whether the work is good enough to print, or even good enough at all - I do come across many photographers who do not make prints but to me that is like writing a symphony and never hearing the orchestra play the finished product.
I am thinking the question is not whether ''we are good enough' but 'do we want it enough'. Hence the quote at the top of the page....stay tuned....
'how can i go forward when i don't know which way i'm facing? how can i go forward when i don't know which way to turn'...John Lennon
Today the images are some of the high resolution images form the Everglades. The image in the header is from Portree, Isle of Skye in January.