To be honest I am bored, I start everyday with a dose of social media and see the same content disguised in different colour and light. No surprise considering we all use the same social channels to research our next projects, and the results are inevitably similar.
If I am to be brutally honest with myself, I am no better. And am ashamed to say it has taken me years to come to this realisation, and the truth hurts. Instead of focusing on being my own artist, I have been shaped by social content. After analysing what was trending and painting the results over my work I feel empty, and am spinning in circles producing content based on popularity without clear direction.
That is not to say no beautiful images have been made along the way, and I have developed my technical level to a point where I can confidently walk away with a photograph which will hang proud. But I want more than just another 'pretty picture'.....
Winning pointless competitions, gaining social followers and searching for fame & fortune has left me hollow. So when the lights go out at the end of the day, I ask myself, whats next? what real contributions have I made, and what do I want to be remembered for?
I have reached a turning point. I want to use my ability with the camera to challenge reality and bring awareness. Ultimately seeking unparalleled satisfaction through photographic gestures.