Who cares about your work?

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Michel Hardy-Vallée, Jul 18, 2005.

Who gives a ...

  1. Myself

    38 vote(s)
    71.7%
  2. Friends

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Family

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  4. Public at large

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    I voted "friends," but they might just be faking it :tongue:
     
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    Friends and family and, honestly, I don't think they're faking ;-)

    G
     
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    Friends and family...They truly like it...otherwise they wouldn't come back and have me shooting then again and again...
     
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    My customer and me.


    Public at large? Lots of compliments but in reality they don't mean too much to me.

    Merely lip service until they become my customer.


    Michael
     
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    My publisher.

    David.
     
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    The state funding body that keeps giving us grants to live off and continue our work... although they don't know yet about our new infatuation. Hmmm.

    A contemporary art museum that bought one of our works....

    other customers and clients.

    Suppose we can't complain. But no one likes our work they way we do.
     
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    Absolutely no one! I frankly am not bothered by that fact. I don't even care for some of my own images! On ocassion I have asked myself why am I doing this, my self didn't know either.
     
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    Pity we couldn't choose more than one option in the poll. I chose the public, but in reality it should have been all of them - myself first, followed by the others in that list.
     
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    Probably no one but me.
     
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    I interpreted "public at large" to mean my employer and my clients.
     
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    Why is there no choice for "my employer"?
     
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    I voted "my family" - but of course they only get to see a few of the ones I care about myself. If I don't care, they're not pictures.
     
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    The nice man at B&H that sells me bulk rolled Tri-X.
     
  15. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Erhm, ah, huh, well, because huh, nobody makes money out of photography, there you go! At least I don't. Didn't occured to me.
     
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    No one but the venders.
     
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    That's the best response yet...
     
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    When I saw the title of this thread, I momentarily thought the sentiment was:

    "Who cares about you and your stupid 'photography'?"

    Made me laugh.
     
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    A polling amateur! Leave it to a pro next time... LOL!

    Art.
     
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    I think I'm all alone with my photography. Perhaps when my son is older he'll care too.
     
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    Nah!! I care - and I think we ALL care about each others' work.

    That wasn't a choice in the survey, though.
     
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  22. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    <g> Of course when you do them all the time, you start becoming good at them </g> :wink:
     
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    Just me.
     
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    Ok, my son and a few hundred strangers then. :wink: