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    I gave up color a few years ago and maybe do a couple of things a year in color. People call all the time and want something done in color. If I can't convince them to go B&W I say, sorry.

    To me it's like someone asking me if I want a cigarette. The answer is NO. I don't smoke.

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    Also, if you had accepted the assignment - and it was successful - you would then become associated with that new version of your work and be pulled in that direction for future assignments - away from where you want to be.
    Easy for me to say, but sure think you did the right thing.
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    Dorothy, you made good decesion. Do not bend your sail agains the wind.


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    Dear Aristotelis,

    It's not just a matter of principle.

    I know what I can do well. Suppose someone asks me to do something I don't do, or in which I don't have as much experience as I would like. I then have to guess whether I can do it, based on what I already know and have done, or whether I'll do a job *I'm* not happy with -- because if I'm not happy, there's an excuse for them not to be happy.

    Which is one reason that one of the last commissions I turned down (a while back -- I've not sought photographic commissions in years) was 3 weeks' architecture in Saudi Arabia... Still wondering about that one, too.

    Cheers,

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    Like asking a good podiatrist to perform brain surgery. Thanks but no thanks. Been there done that. What surprises me is how some of these folks get to be "art director" and have no understanding of the most basic of concepts about impact.
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    hi dorothy --

    sometimes the hard choices make us rethink who we are, what we do and where we want to go.

    it is a tough choice to let a potential client walk, but it is equally hard to do something you are not comfortable with.




    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgalli
    What surprises me is how some of these folks get to be "art director" and have no understanding of the most basic of concepts about impact.
    I've been trying to figure out for close on three decades exactly what art directors DO understand.

    Cheers,

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    My vote for whatever it is worth is that you absolutly did the right thing Dorothy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgalli
    Like asking a good podiatrist to perform brain surgery. Thanks but no thanks. Been there done that. What surprises me is how some of these folks get to be "art director" and have no understanding of the most basic of concepts about impact.
    I hope the podiatrist gave you a good discount considering what was the final result!

    I also agree that you did the right thing Dorothy. to completly change gears in your style would not allow you to produce your best work.
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    It might have been tempting at the time, but chances are you'd have regretted doing it later.
    I'd also bet there's a good chance they'll come looking for you when they have a job to be done in black and white.

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