Being original as an artist and the business surrounding it

I have watched a seminar for three days by the fantasy photographer/artist, Brooke Shaden; It was renewing and inspirational for me. I have been doing fantasy fine art photographer for over a decade but thought I could not sell it as fine art..just as private commissions. Being more focused and meticulous in my efforts are already improving some of my older pieces which I have been posting. As an artist, we tend to be inspired and then the reality sets in, costs to produce the idea become something we never recoup and we go more financially in debt. Because the costs are so high, we tend to print the safest pieces and loose confidence in some of the more original and off the wall ideas. Its safer. I have done several shows lately and spent nearly a grande on prints, mats and canvas giclees. If you don’t have the inventory, nothing will sell butgarden of sin2x I presently have more inventory than anyone should have. A new gallery in St. Augustine just contacted me and will sell my prints and canvases and I am excited this. Plus I can have a home for some of the newly created/printed PRINTS.
Brooke says:
“Being original is all about following your passion with little guidance from outside sources. If an artist sees someone else create a concept that they love, and then that artist turns around and creates the same concept, we could probably agree the idea isn’t original. Does that mean that the artist lacks originality? Not at all. I am a firm believer that everyone will create in different ways if given the opportunity. Even if we were to all photograph a girl with a chair, that picture would look different depending on who the artist is and what they choose to do with it. Inspiration is a powerful thing.”

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