Athletes and artists have this in common: If we are not constantly exercising our creative muscles we quickly start to atrophy. Personal projects are a great way to stay in shape.
In my recent drive to keep things fresh, I’ve played with a local studio project, which spawned a lighting tutorial gig, which among other things yielded a set of dramatic Black & Whites.
Thinking one of these would make a good addition to my portfolio, I uploaded it to PhotoServe’s online portfolio service and what do you know… they liked it enough to showcase it to art buyers across the continent in this month’s Cream of the Crop promo.
None of this directly puts food on the table, but it is nice to know that your work is at least being appreciated.
For those not in the know: PhotoServe is an online resource for photo editors, art buyers and creative directors to ‘shop’ for commercial photographers and illustrators. The site is managed by Photo District News (PDN), an award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer that has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades.