Quote Originally Posted by andy_k View Post
I'm always pleasing myself with how well something comes out at first; it's always after the fact that I look back and think "eh, that's dumb/boring/not very good" etc. I haven't yet taken a picture which, in hindsight, I'm more impressed with it than I was when I took it.
I've found this to be somewhat true. But for me, it depends on how long has passed. In regard to your 'evolving sensibilities' comment - which is a... sensibility I also share - the very fact that my past work is so different, a year or two later, I can appreciate it a little more objectively - that's not to say I think it becomes stronger. It becomes unfamiliar, and for a short period, intriguing - if only in terms of self-reflectance. Regardless, it's important to be progressive and I try not to look back too often.