Why does photography have to be dumbed down to make it accessible?
Why does anyone need to understand what you make? Why is that important?
Why do we need to do what other people think works? Why do we need to always follow a guide line? Why do we feel we need to make sure everyone knows about our work? Why does that matter to us?
Why is exposure free? Why do we not get paid? Is there any money in the arts?
Is the arts a career? Is freelance a success or a compromise?
Is it a failure to not be working as freelance?
Why didn't I do illustration?
I know why.
Why does there have to be an ego in photography? Why is it elitist?
Why don't normal people attend exhibitions? Why is there so many people out there attending shows for the free alcohol?
Is there are any discussion anymore?
Am I out of touch with these discussions?
Why are we aspiring to be known? Does it matter if I am short listed? Can I enjoy my own work? Can I be the most frequent visitor to my website? Can I be the best photographer I know?
Is that arrogant?
Does anyone need to see it? Is it unsuccessful if no one likes it? Is it unsuccessful if no one sees it?
Does it matter how many reblogs I get? Does it matter how many followers I have?
Do I need to win an award to feel like a photographer?
Why is it that they who shout loudest get the breaks? Usually those who shouts loudest are heard first but don't really know what they're doing.
The quiet ones slip through.
Is this their fault? Is it my fault? Who's fault is it?
Does it matter?
Why do photographers begin to wear brogues in the second year? Why do people change the more they study? Are they finding themselves?
How many people look like photographers? How many people don't?
Does it matter?
Does style have anything to do with the integrity of the work?
Do we need to look like photographers to be successful?
Does the work need to have an impact? Does it need to change anything? Does it matter?
Does photography matter?
If we lost it tomorrow would we mourn?
Is it like a lover that's temporarily on fire (figuratively) and eventually dies out (again figuratively)?
Why do we feel special if we are a photographer? Why are we different?
How can we be different?
But we are.
Are we photographers or artists?
Are photographers who follow the digital advancements and photograph flowers in HDR, metatag their pictures with D7000, or hashtag 'Nikon user'. Are they photographers or just Dads with a lot of spare money?
Are they artists?
Is a wedding photographer as credible as an artist?
Does it matter how much money you make, to deem your success?
Why do I feel special?
Why do I feel unique?
Why am I frustrated? Why do I feel like I've not given it a shot?
Why do I now write for free while others freelance for pay?
Do I need to be a freelancer to be successful?
Have I failed?
Why do people prefer my writing to my work? Is this a reflection on the things I make?
It it because there are less writers, consistent writers and more photographers?
Does any of it matter?
Why does the art world need to be elitist? Why does it matter what artists think? Are they well researched? Are we useful? Are our thoughts useful?
Are our ideas useful?
Am I well researched?
Do we always need to be relevant or political?
Do we need to even discuss truth? Can we discuss fiction?
Can we discuss fiction through true events?
How do you get into a position to be nominated for a major event?
Can anyone under 30 make it onto the short list?
Will I ever make it?
I don't think I will.
Does this matter?
Of course not.
I don't make work for other people, I make it for myself.
Does this make me selfish?
I don't think so.
For me it's when I feel alive, walking the streets searching for strange places and looking for anything. It keeps me occupied.
Do I need any of that other stuff?
Do I need fame?
Do I need to be known?
Does anyone need to turn up to my exhibition?
Do people need to buy my prints?
Do I need to have a book deal?
Do I need to be published?
Do I need to make 100 copies? Why can't I make one?
There is only one of me.
Is anyone interested?
Do my ideas matter?