To which I’ll say If you want to be a photographer, photograph .. if you want to be a painter, paint. If you want to be an artist … do what draws you, and the world be damned. What’s going on inside your head and heart are yours, no one else’s, and in this one small way, you can be as free as you can be. The only caveat is to understand is that this way is not necessarily the best way to commercial success. Each one of these worlds has its own rules and customs, its own gatekeepers and guardians. They expect you to show up in some version of the currently prescribed manner and if you don’t … you don’t fit.
So, in the words of Clint Eastwood, “Are you feeling lucky punk …are you?”