“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” ― Robert Hughes
I imagine many of us occasionally have those feelings that we’re out of our depth, that we don’t know what we’re doing, or we’re out of control and being carried along against our will or judgement. Most of the time these feelings are momentary. We attempt to regain control and move on, but what happens to our creativity during these periods of doubt? And what if those periods are not fleeting, but consistent, long term and debilitating?
Continue reading “it’s all in the mind”
Following on from the previous post which described the darkness that Don McCullin feels from his years of bearing witness to the worst of humanity, and how those dark feelings are alleviated, just a little, by photographing the land, or creating classical still life compositions, I wanted to explore a little more the idea of how our mental state might affect, and be affected by, our photography.
A recent PC upgrade has left me unable to update my website (www.steers-gallery.co.uk). This means a rebuild is on the cards, giving me the opportunity to rethink the design.
One of the things I most want to do is to simplify the whole site. Since the initial build the content of the site had grown far beyond my original vision. I was just too eager to put “stuff” on there, so now the site needs to go on a diet.
I still feel, however, that some of the stuff that needs to be culled from the main site deserves to be “out there”… just on the vague possibility that someone might read it. So I intend to copy/edit/rewrite selected “entries”and post them on here.
That means that for a while at least, what’s posted on here will be duplicated from assorted pages of steers-gallery. Once all the historical stuff is done, I’ll make every attempt to post on here on a more regular basis, and eventually will replace the gallery site with a new cleaner, simpler showcase.
So, stay tuned, check back once in a while, and please do comment whenever you feel the need… let’s start a conversation..!