Yes. I don't need an audience although discussion and critique amongst a close circle of knowledgeable friends helps me improve.
Many years ago I worked as a part time wedding photographer. Worst thing I ever did. Permanently nervous until I handed the prints over to the bride and groom. Ever conscious of the fact that I had one chance to get it right and a continuous effort not just to play it safe. Never again.
Making work that you like is what really counts and anything else is a bonus- photography for me is like breathing. It's not a matter of life and death, it's MUCH more important than that.
That is what I have been doing for the past fourty years. I have done some commercial work, but most of my really good work is displayed on the walls of my home for my enjoyment. I guess I really don't care what somebody else thinks of my work.