The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
I’ve never been one to be ahead of the game. I always seem to be bringing up the rear, playing catch up with other more innovative photographers and storytellers. And so it was with my acceptance of the internet and social media sites as viable and important platforms for networking and making contacts. Eventually, ignoring places like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn will be the equivalent of refusing to acknowledge digital photography as an alternative to film and darkrooms: jobs will still be there, but you’ll be letting a lot of opportunities pass you by.
The screen shots above are from one of my favorite new sites: The Behance Network. It’s a community geared directly at designers, illustrators, photographers and other creatives. And according to my statistics page, it currently pushes more people to both my website and this blog than any of my other social networking sites. So that’s something, even if the traffic is mostly from other artists and the like. My latest published project, pictured above, can be viewed HERE. Check it out.
I’m not advocating staying indoors on a beautiful day when you could be out shooting, or putting off real work to update your Twitter status, but we all know that there are down times and rainy days and nights when there’s nothing good on television. Maybe these are the times to devote to these endeavors.