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Just wanted to bring a great and very relevant blog post by Seth Godin to your attention. My favorite line:

And yet, the crowd continually gets more than it deserves, because people like you make work that matters. Work that you’re proud of.

Read the entire post here – it’s short but profound. Then reflect on it the next time you think the only way to get noticed as a photographer is to give in to what the crowd wants.

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  1. Good afternoon, Robert.

    As you noted, the blog post was short, but profound! I definitely agree with the blog post. Unfortunately, we live in a society where the majority of people want to “fit in” with everyone else by accepting the perceived social norms.

    I am always intrigued when I meet someone who doesn’t “fit” the societal norm, as the conversations we have are more insightful and engaging. Here is a quote I saw yesterday that exemplifies the essence of the blog post.

    “Simply put, patience is in short supply. And considering how technology has evolved and how our cultural discussion about technology and its relationship to ourselves is, don’t expect patience to make a comeback as a prized cultural value.” Ken Black

    Have a great day!

  2. Good one mate and it reminds me of a similar line in Death in Venice, the movie, ‘What lies at the bottom of the mainstream? – Mediocrity’.

    And yes I have read the book.

    Cheers and best wishes for 2016

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  4. I happened to come back to this post and for some reason the image really caught my eye. I much like the repeating pattern of the trees. You have positioned the camera so the trees are well separated, helping us to see the pattern. Image optimization has been very subtle and thoroughly in keeping the the pervasive “quietness” of the image. Well done, Robert.

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