29th October 2012
Perhaps not despondent …… thoughtful …….. concerned ….. but definitely not satisfied.
Maybe it’s not the right thing to do, compare your own efforts with others, but I’ve been looking at and reading other colleagues blogs and I wonder if I’m putting in sufficient effort to show that I am not only doing the peripheral study but the right peripheral study.
I look at other blogs and see many references and quotes from learned books, treatises and journals and wonder just how much am I missing out. I don’t seem to be able to keep up with the reading I do, never mind the mind-boggling array that I see some others get through. And by that I don’t mean I’ve taken the sum total of all the reading done of all the blogs I’ve looked at, I mean that many individuals seem to get through far more than I ever do and this makes me wonder if I’m putting in enough effort, in the right direction, and being seen to put in the effort?
I read whatever I can of whatever I don’t currently understand and I’ve read more around the subject of art and photography than ever I did for my electronics profession and I still don’t seem to read enough, I’ve got FIVE books on order from the local library a the moment. At the rate I’m reading there’ll be no time to actually do the practical side of photography and I might end up a critic……ugh!
I wonder if I compiled an anthology of quotable quotes from all the revered photographers and then inserted them at the appropriate moment it’d make me look educated? Of course there’s the problem of compiling that anthology, which would mean I’d have to read the books in the first place, oh well another idea bites the dust. Is there anyone out there who has a photographic anthology?