Often times taking a hiatus means that you will get rusty and lose your edge. However, as an artist I had to learn to accept that fact that I lost inspiration in certain areas and needed to get back to what I loved to regain perspective. Often times as artist we lose ourselves in attempting to produce work that looks and feels like another artists work in order to gain momentum to get the coveted title of professional photographer and all the rewards and opportunities that you think come with it.
The time off has been beneficial for me and has allowed me to recapture my passion. I was no longer driven by likes, page follows, comments and Commas. I was driven to turn the other way. Those things caused me to walk a path that diluted what I had to offer. So over the last year I decided to go back to the drawing board. I reworked everything that I have shot, based on what I thought was showcasing my voice and I fine tuned it to meet my expectations. The end result I found my signature voice. To many that know me they had a chance to see a resurgence or more of a renaissance of a photographer. For me it was a return of the artist. A chance to live out my creative expectations.
Keep in mind as artist we will always have motivation and integrity questioned. Our work will be criticized harshly by ourselves and we will find reward in becoming a Mr./Ms. Me too and copy a style because it works for others. This is the beginning of the end. If you started this our of passion. Take your time. If you want to turn it into a business represent your true art and then tell the world you are here to stay. Many will follow and some will not get it. But art is meant to be the interpretation of the artist. Art is influential not influenced.
because her second child was on the way. So whatever your reason for taking a break is. Take it! Then come off that break refreshed.
My hiatus will be ending soon. Everything that I produce will be based on my style and no other. Come naturally!