He might be right.
But my experience at art events contradicts that notion. I’m asked all the time how and why I did this or that.
For all of you who disagree with my husband, this blog post is for you. ;)
Writing vs Photography
While reviewing the rough drafts of my book for what feels like the millionth time, it was interesting for me to realize that how I approach editing my writing is similar to how I approach editing my photography. I’m aware of how other photographers edit. (Knowing there is no “right” way.) Being new to the role of author, I have no clue what other authors do. So I’m using my experience with photography and using that to help me with writing the book.
Let it be.
(I’m not referring to the Beatles.)
I noticed that a draft I was revising hadn’t been worked on for about two weeks. I was never happy with how that particular interview flowed. After letting it alone for awhile, I was able to rewrite it today, and now I’m happier with the result.
Let it be.
I do the same thing with my photographs. If people know I’ve come back from vacation, they usually ask “Where are the photos? We haven’t seen anything!” It can be weeks, months, even years before I release images. Weeks or months because I’m often too tied to the emotion and experience of being there to release something right away. The experience needs some distance for me to have a better perspective on images. A photograph I dislike at first might end up being a favorite. And vice versa. (Taking years to release something usually means I forgot. ;) )
What about you?
How do you work the kinks out of your creative projects? Would love to hear your comments, as they will probably help others, too.