As a Photographer Being Afraid of Changing your Quest for Perfection Will Eventually Destroy Your heart's Vision
because seeking perfection = seeking a ghost
Perfection is a myth, one that many believe in, but a myth none the less.
Nothing is perfect.
For most of my artistic life, I believed in the perfection myth. Followed it diligently, never letting go of any creation properly, always second guessing myself, searching for more and never realising that I all was doing was using perfectionism as a shield to prevent taking the biggest risk of all: showing my art to the world. Perfectionism was keeping me back, making me weak and vulnerable. This led, way too often, to a piece never being finished, worse… being destroyed...
I gained experience, faced some demons, grew older. Age has been a great teacher: forcing me to mellow, take a deeper harder look. Making it possible for me to fully see just how useless living in fear of "it" not being perfect is. Age has shown me how incredibly liberating it is to let art out into the world.
Age has shown me how an image’s power lies in everything I always trying to iron out. Imperfections are an images power and beauty. An image doesn't have to be perfect to be powerful it has to be real, come from somewhere deep that will cause our viewer to look or think differently.
Look for the imperfections, for the moment, therein lies your true vision ... your perfection
When an artist keeps creating from a place of vision and passion and nowhere else… that’s perfection!