Friday Noir: Stick Or Quit
Sometimes it’s tough to know what to do.
Do you keep going on or take another track?
Do you stay or go?
Do you stick? Or do you quit?
Like that song says, gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.
Sometimes it’s best to just hole up and regroup.
Put the piece down for a bit, catch some R&R.
Wait until the heat is off.
And only then you can fire it back up.
Stay cool, cats. See you on the flipside.
I think I’m going to take a break from posting my Friday Noir’s for a while.
I’ve posted an image every Friday since the start of 2012. And even before that, I posted one every Friday in December, I think.
However, now I seem to be in a bit of a rut. This was made evident to me when I read this post by my photographer friend up in Vancouver, Sabrina Henry, about her ART 2012 experiences.
In the post, she says “Having 20 images of a particular subject matter in different light or form doesn’t necessarily mean you have a vision for the work. In a few cases, the work is repetitive and the photographer is essentially photographing the same subject matter multiple times.
I’m thinking I’ve fallen into this trap. The noir images are a guy in a fedora, surrounded (hopefully) by some pretty nice light, backed up by what I also hope is a compelling short story.
But is that enough? I may be rubbing this genre thin.
So, while I’ll still be looking for nice light (moving to the new town in New Jersey has given me new places to seek this out), and the stories of “the man in the fedora” are always in my head….I think I may just post them when I know I have something really strong.
How will I know if it’s strong enough or not? Not sure. Hopefully, you’ll give me feedback to be my compass.
Then gain, shooting what pleases me should be what we’re all about right? It’s our art, our commitment, our passion.
Let’s see where it goes.
As always, though, this is a JSP community. I’d appreciate your thoughts below.
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