Lots of people kid themselves and say they can , the proof is in the making.
"I've been doing abstract painting, lately. Very abstract. I just think about it."
People who are more interested in thinking about doing something, rather than doing it, are theorists/philosophers, not artist/creators.
I heard it said once "we judge ourselves by what we perceive we are capable of doing, others judge us by what we have done".
Well, you're the printing God around here. I always follow what you have to say about printing. I don't see myself as a master printer but more as a guy that has to go through all the negs the best he can.
I'm starting to have a very impressive stash of prints and I'm at the point where storing them is problematic. For now, all I'm doing is store about 20 prints in the Black plastic bag that the paper comes in. I seal the bag with a good quality tape and I stick a Label on it ("Miami 2004", "Paris 2007" and so on). I pile up the bags in a corner of a small room I have dedicated to my prints.
My only concern is the archival quality of the Bags themselves. I hope they're ok!
My wife is very cool with my mandatory printing sessions although we have two young kids. But she knows that I am inflexible when it comes to my photography: It's a must.
Here are a few of my prints. Obviously, these are pictures of the wet prints while I squeegee'd them. They range from 20x24 to 11x14. The quality is nowehre near the prints thanks to the Neo lights and the nature of the captures/scans. I hope you like them...
I, for one, enjoyed those ten photographs immensely.
The Cigarette Smoking Man: [looking through a rifle sight at Frohike] I can kill you whenever I damn well please. But not today.
If I read David's post correctly, he said he doesn't need to make photographs, just knowing he can is enough. My question is, how do you know you can do something, unless you actually do it? And, how do you approach "perfecting and mastering" without doing?