I have been reflecting lately at what I am doing with my photography. Almost every day I shot a certain number of pictures and throw them away like garbage. Only a few survive and they are all in accordance with my assessment of being good or bad. Unfortunately, I have observed that I am mostly doing a technical assessment and a less artistically one which is clearly not ideal. I am unable to judge my pictures as art. I see them as collections of colored pixels that have multiple technical faults.
But then, today I read this quote in Thomas Hawk‘s (BIG stock photographer) description about his own view on the subject, cited from Andy Warhol:
“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they’re deciding, make even more art.”
…and it makes sense. Of course, the question still remains – “Am I really doing art?”. I wonder if I will be able to answer it anytime soon.