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According to Ira Glass . . .

"What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I've ever met. It's gonna take awhile. It's normal to take awhile. You've just gotta fight your way through."

So this is me, plugging away to close the gap.
  • Listening to: My fish tank gurling away
  • Reading: A Solitary Journey by Tony Shillitoe
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: Home made Laksa
  • Drinking: Semillion Sauvignon Blanc


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Darthsandr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faves! :)
PhotosByRob Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is wonderful.  I appreciate your comments about fighting through to get to be as good as you want to be.  I have been doing this for a while and it isn't there, but I see the light in the tunnel as they say.
Jay-AfterDark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019
Thanks for your kind words Rob and for your donation. Both are appreciated.
stillphototheater Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Thank you for the favorite !
sudio67 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019
I love your work you have here. Where can I find and see more of what you have done.
Jay-AfterDark Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Thank you for that. The only other place my photos appear is on my ModelMayhem account and that is just a subset of what appears here. I'm a believer in posting the best couple from each shoot rather than putting out a flood of 90 almost identical images as some photographers on here do.
ChrisM-Erotic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Professional Photographer
Thank you for Faving, much appreciated :)
Karlikson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019
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