Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree are nonstop.
"Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it's on the brink of extinction?" they ask. This is a question I hear and contemplate nearly every day.
Twenty years later, I'm still photographing film.
I love it as much as I did while earning my fine art photography degree. It never went extinct. In fact, it seems like a trend many photographers are picking up on. In this digital age, the photography market is beyond saturated. Which makes it more important to stay true to my vision.
A piece of advice, stay true to your own vision.
I know it isn't easy. Trust me, I've been there! Oftentimes, I feel like I'm still there. Stuck in comparison and wondering if, yet again, I traveled down the wrong path. After two decades, I'm finally showing my work.
Even though it isn't easy, I'm doing the work anyway. My BFA degree isn't a waste because it continues to serve my vision. Who knows, maybe sometime soon I'll go for my MFA.
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