Sunday, March 1, 2009

After a reflective week following the portfolio review, I'm enthusiastic about my work...I feel empowered to make my own decisions, and utterly comfortable being dismissive of the bullshit that one reviewer had a hard time defining as "contemporary photography". Of the six people who evaluated my portfolio, most were very enthusiastic, one was exceptionally helpful, another was indifferent, and the rest spanned the gamut in between.

These two images were made on February 28th, and represent a direction I'm eager to continue pursuing. The chaos of nature is utterly hypnotic to me, and I hope to become yet more attune to the order that, nonetheless, resides therein.


Esteban said...

I think it was Edward Weston (who was asked to critique photos all the time) who said something like, "criticism tells you nothing about the photograph and everything about the critic". A little enthusiasm can go a long way, though.

John Voss said...

Thanks, Steve. A good quote.