I have been working on a self-portrait project for the past two and a half weeks. Let me tell you this has been a serious wake up call. It is impossible to be an artist and not put yourself in awkward situations (in public). For the first week of my project I would see something that would make an amazing shot, then I would stop look around at all the people and instantly change my mind. What a waste, I missed out on so many fantastic pictures.
That is no more though. After frustrating myself to a boiling point I finally said screw it and boy did it pay off. I have set up a tri-pod in the middle of a laundromat, strapped a camera to my face, and even asked complete strangers their opinions. It’s hard been an artist because you have to push all your insecurities to the side and just go for it.
From this day forward that’s what I will be doing. So, from one artist to another, “Do whatever it takes and stop worrying about nonsensical things!”