Why is it so hard for photographers to take a craftsman’s approach to their work. Photography seems to miss an essential part of the creative process, craftsmen teach us how to fix that.
In his book “A Craftsman’s Legacy : Why working with our hands gives us meaning”, Eric Gorges shares a core truth about what a craftsman does.
“That’s another one of the contradictions of being a craftsman – putting my heart and soul into it, thinking about it in my sleep and spending my days with it, and then letting it go.”
It got me thinking about how, even though in many ways photography IS a craft and we as photographers go through the same level of agony and ecstasy as we pour all of ourselves into our work, we often get hung up on that final piece. We don’t like to let go of our work.
I believe there may be real value in finding a way to complete the process of the creative cycle by figuring out how to let the finished work go.
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