"There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections."
So often, in the past, I wanted to do everything right and made sure everyone liked me because I wanted them to be inspired by the work that I did. I wanted the approval of others and the satisfaction of the smiles on their faces. I have now realized the freedom in letting that go and maybe others will get a glimpse into who I truly am.
I just recently finished shooting for my Senior Exhibit and was able to see what some of my peers were doing as well. I immediately started to compare myself and feel a little insecure about my work which is something that I have trouble controlling. However, I began to see the beauty in each individual's work and realized that each artist had something different to offer.
The creative mind and artistic spirit would not be as moving if one could not see the humanity in the work. Perfection is an unattainable goal that never ends. I love seeing the freedom in this notion. Though this is a concept that most are aware of, it is seldom realized and put into practice. With each image, I will leave behind my doubts and insecurities. And strive for more than trying to be perfect, but let my art speak for its own. If one is inspired by my work, I will be more than satisfied.