‘I think there’s value in pursuing work that doesn’t aim for commercial value or validation in the fine art photography world.
I’m trying to avoid being overly cynical but it really seems that these days there’s an unhealthy obsession with the economics of photography and status within the community (whichever community you find yourself in). It just seems like too many people are motivated by either economics or receiving validation from the right people. The internet exacerbates this problem because the currency on the web is attention and recognition. It’s not exactly the best medium for contemplation.
For me though, I’m really interested in motivation, passion and dedication. Why are you making photographs? What are you thinking about? I find that many people can’t answer these questions. It’s hard, I know but at some point you need to be able to do it.’ (Two hands clapping for full post by Bryan Formhals on LPV Magazine)