It’s amazing how just a few words can change the success of a post. Living in a shallow world where simple shocking grabbing headlines are the attention not the creativity!
Let me explain a little…
For over 3 years I’ve been making YouTube videos and never really used a headline grabbing click bait title. That was a mouthful, but I guess it’s part and parcel of being noticed our NEW WAY our NEW CULTURE. To shout and shock and also suck up to people. This kinda prostituting yourself across social media I find hard to deal with or even try (Not for me). Talking it Charlie big time when probably most of it is made up to make yourself sound better. Mediocre photography and not a great deal of effort apart from the effort to get noticed and gain notoriety to make photography your living. Good luck to to anyone that likes to ask to be on @FND without any care for self respect. Let me in! let me in! Gasps of desperation to be on the next big thing. Or in this case, the money involved. I understand business is business and you have to survive and make a living, good for them pushing and a word I despise “HUSTLE”. Hold on tho, its about the art and heart of making something you love and want the world to love, to make something with expression, exciting and visually encapsulating. I don’t see any of that, I just see vain attempts at making photography a career without first and foremost, the main deal PHOTOGRAPHY.
I feel lost at times, like I’m shouting into a crowded room and everyone else shouts louder but no one is listening to the words. I don’t share my work just for vanity, but yes I want it to be liked, I want to be successful but how far i’m willing to go to achieve that? To go as far as the photography no longer matters and all that matters is money? Vanity and not creativity or Art… Lost in a world I feel I will never be truly successful unless I bend over and take it up the aperture. Or I chase and pester and ram my mediocre creative gush down the throats of people who can slip me a shutter finger ” thanks mate” as I gasp with joy onto the next step of the hustle ladder! When did Photography turn into? Selling Aluminium sidings like a 1960’s salesman to people who know not why they need it or why they spend so much money for it. I feel I have said enough and it wont stop me pursuing my own goals within photography, but really? Do I have to sell my soul to be successful?
I hope you enjoy the images below and my rant didn’t bore or annoy you too much, not that anyone ever looks at my blog posts or images on here. But if you do drop me your thoughts down below. Am I not getting with it, do I really need to change to make it in this industry?
As ever, my thanks to everyone that enjoys what I do and supports me across all my channels. HUGE Gratitude and thanks, well there’s only one thing left to say and that’s… SITHEE!