Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
I the last few years I have bandied about in my head the concept that anyone who ever became successful actually "got lucky".

Skill and hard work rarely enters into it.

Merely pre-destined or just right place, right time and the planets aligned for them.

Of course then naturally they regard their success as hard work and talent, just like it says on their press clippings.
That's a little bitter? I think it's the people who consistently produce middle brow work and then find themselves in the right place at the right time, who find success and the most vocal opponents. People are definitely more offended by semi-competent wedding photographers than the laughably bad ones for example.

'Hard work' isn't necessarily good work. Whether you're known for being bad, great or medicore, you still have to work hard for those labels!