I signed up for Creative Bootcamp. Today's lesson focuses on calling yourself an artist. I'm not sure I'm there yet. For me the big thing with being an artist means judgement. If I call it art, someone can call it crap. And really my pictures are just my life. And while sometimes my life is crappy, I get to call it Crap. No one else gets to sling that word about my Life. Truth be told, I struggle calling myself a photographer. I usually say, "I like to take pictures." To me an actual "Photographer" is someone who gets paid for their work. I don't get a paycheck from taking pictures. I'm not sure I'd want a paycheck for taking pictures. I hope by the end of this two-week Bootcamp, I'll be comfortable accepting a another title. Be it Artist, Photographer, or Bootcamp Graduate.
Most times, I find comfort in explaining my photos. I think my words will convey the emotions I was hoping to capture. Making those pictures better. Today, I'll shut-up. Perhaps that an artist's best move. To let it all speak for itself.