Every artist goes through this specific period in their art life, the phase where magic keeps working for them. Shining with every piece of work they produce and heaps of praises warming them time to time. And gradually or more often, We tend to produce a particular genre of work or style which gathers attention, the ones which gets maximum applause. So do we create what pleases us? and how often do we rejuvenate ourselves to produce some fresh piece of art be it fine art photography or even street photography.
This is a tricky phase in any artists journey and the truth is, this horrific span of time keeps knocking every now and then. So how do we overcome and conquer this vital aspect.
Here in this article, we wanted to take your through the various phases and simple steps to overcome this interesting block. We hope you get various reasons to rejoice yourself after reading this article.
Photos by Ab Rashid
#1 Analyzing & Self Criticism
Say suppose you have a strong portfolio, have your ever tried to criticize yourself. Yes this going to be really interesting, try finding the mistakes you have made while making the shot, the processing part, the subject then the composition and so on. Choose 10 best pictures from the same group and start figuring out the answer as in why would you rate them the best, what made them the winner and gradually you will know what a good photograph is. Honestly this will make you realize and discover a scene better when you go on your next photo tour. Try forming a group of self minded individuals who would criticise real harsh rather than praise you. This would make you stronger and promise you to produce the best work.
#2 Over Dose
We all know too much of a good thing is bad and this works for art and photography too. While we keep producing our best works, there has to be a break or gap between how things conceive and how you produce. Just like the gestation period for baby, an artist too needs time for his creations. If you don’t, obviously and arguably you will end up delivering poor goods. Try to maintain a publish list, as in what to work on, your future goals and the time for them to be done. Try limiting yourself against any mediocre works, they will ruin your conscience.
#3 Taste for Vision
What you produce and create, pretty much sums up your vision and individuality. So how do we stay away from the rest and plunge into awesomeness. Think new and try developing a freshness towards your works, which often starts in cleansing your mind and soul. By then transferring the calm and freshness to art, one should start understanding “To create is to feel divine”. By accepting this phrase, you would think before any creation, analyse and accept why it should be made in first place. Do not believe in style, they are monotonous, you become boring and slowly the artist in you start to decay. Have the heart of a child who wants to taste and test everything, just go explore for yourself.
You need not prove any one right or wrong. These fans are an interesting and a funny case for any artist. For us they are the ones who accept our creations and applaud looking at the awesomeness. All is well, but whom are you creating your art for, who should be the one accepting and applauding it. The answer lies within you, try to compete with the superior you and stop not to compare yourself with the inferior you. A true masterpiece from you should be appreciated by your conscience first and then the rest. Fans are often misleading, we should not blame them because they do only the judging process based on other judges who are again your poor fans.
#5 Being the Only Best
Sorry Dear, you can never be the only best here. There is no Ranks, for what we do. This is a strange place and how often we do compete with our fellow artists, so much of envy and bad feelings for a fellow-like minded person. At times, we do realize this is a healthy competition which would obviously make us better but think and think better. There are no marks to our creations and do not blindly go by the likes or favs our fans give us. This is rating and artworks doesn’t have anything to do in a market.
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Awesome post – very inspirational and I love the imagery chosen. Any particular reason why it’s all black and white?
I have really liked this article with stunning black and white capture ! Thank you for sharing it for us !
Great article, amazing images!
I love the part about there being no ranks in art. I have a strong tendency to try and shape my art to what the viewers want to see, instead of what is important to me.
Thank you so much for this thoughtful inventory. Surely your thoughts apply to all creative pursuits. Your comments are a real tonic for all makers seeking to refresh the value in their creative output and for aspiring artists to find the path to satisfaction by creating for the right reasons.
really Very important tips for photographers. Thanks good work.