Making An Exhibition Of Yourself
I have been AWOL of late in terms of my posts on here, but with good reason. I have just set up my first proper solo photographic exhibition which debuts tomorrow at The Dandy Horse, Norwich and runs for a month.
Now I’m a pretty confident person, but I found this quite a nerve wracking experience. By putting up 21 images for people to view, I have also put up a little bit of me, a little bit of my vision, and where in daily life I might be slightly guarded on some matters, here, exhibiting my work, I have left myself exposed to criticism.
But to my mind, that is how this gig works. You can’t please everyone, and in reality, the reason I take photographs in the first place is to please myself, however there is still a bit of me that likes what I do to be appreciated and hopefully that may happen. If it doesn’t then negatives will be turned into positives and I will learn from the experience.
I have already learnt so much, from leaving adequate time for the prints to be finished, to spacing and hanging the images in the right sequence to create the right feel. Just as in other areas of life I am hopefully developing to make things better for the next time… yes there will probably be a next time.