I missed the boat on the trend of updating my website to show off my best/favorite work of 2014. The truth is, I didn’t have a lot of visual work in 2014. We had a fair shake of photobooths, and there were a few senior portraits and some new headshots in the portfolio. Overall though, my focus has been so much on transitioning into a new line of photography that I have neglected to do a lot of marketing and/or shooting. Honestly, I’m okay with that 99% of the time, but then I do that thing where I see all the work my peers have been doing and I feel like I’ve failed. Again.
So…I’m calling it. The transition is over.
It could have gone smoother. No it couldn’t have. The past few years have been exhausting. Professionally, personally, spiritually, you name it (just don’t forget to add the “-ly” to the end). The fact that I still have a line in the water could be seen as a small miracle. I am taking this post as an opportunity to thank my clients, my family, and my friends for all the support as I’ve tried to find where I fit in an oversaturated and under-valued industry. And where is that? Where do I fit? It’s liquid. That’s where I fit. That’s the nature of the beast. There is never going to be the perfect business model, the perfect photograph, the perfect light, or the perfect wave. The joy of a career as an artist is in the chase.
As far as I see it, all of my work in 2014 was my best of 2014.
2014 is over. That last headshot is over. There are jobs on the books for this year. On to the next one.
That said, I do hope to see some of this in 2015.
Photo by: Jennifer Bailey Bergen