1) Very insightful comments from everyone. Thank you!
2) Another quote about caring: " There is no audience as far as I am concerned, I am the audience." – Joel Meyerowitz
3) And yet another quote about caring: "I don't care if you make a print on a bath mat, as long as it's a good print." – Edward Weston
4) And check out this quote: "I want my sitters to be noticed, not my work." – Lord Snowden
Below is the original post. Again, post a comment here (rather than on twitter and facebook) so others can gain some insight into caring. I sure learned a lot.
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This past week I saw Johnny Depp on The Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman and Depp were talking about the acting advice that a seasoned Marlon Brando gave the young Depp when the actors met.
Brando's advice: Don't care.
Brando's concept: Once you stop caring what others think of your craft, you can truly be yourself – and do your very best work.
Hey, that's easy (I guess, but I could be wrong) for guys like Brando and Depp to say. But what about artists (and that includes photographers) who are just staring out, and what about artists who need to care what others think in order to get a paycheck?
And what about you as a photographer? Do you care what others think of your work? Would you like to not care?
Post a comment – or maybe a suggestion – here (rather than on twitter or facebook) to start a dialog with other talented and artistic photographers. I think this is a very interesting topic – one which might help your fellow photographers.
Explore the light – and follow your heart.
P.S. My mother had a religious card on the kitchen counter at all times. It read: To thine own self be true. Maybe mothers know best. . .