Life's work - LC240002

Style, discomfort and the life's journey. Damien Lovegrove on photography

Here on M-dash I have often written on the importance of style and talking control of one's photography, one's life and career. It is important to be different, to be one's self; not simply replicating the sort of images others have found successful, or indeed trying to repeats one's own previous success.

startup, new start, business planning, business, style, comfort zone, creative process
Testing the water

I find my style and need a new business plan

As I wrote in a previous article I have been grappling with finding a personal style. I reflected on the possibility, desirability and acceptability of personal style for freelance and especially stock photographers. I may be getting there.

style, business planning
Honfleur harbour

Is a personal style important?

I have been pondering this question as I work on my new photographic vision and business plan. I sense that apart from variations in composition and lighting few if any editorial or general stock pictures exhibit any discernible personal style that could lead a viewer to attribute any given picture to a particular photographer.

style, gimmick, toy camera, personality

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