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The two most destructive things that kill my motivation and creativity as an artist were and still are having my work blatantly plagiarized by other artists and receiving unsolicited criticism, especially from other photographers in the workshop industry. There’s so much goddamn E G O amongst photographers, and I’m no exception. For a year or so I really let my own ego get in the way of my creating and purpose with all this.
When I first started, my passion for astronomy and expression thru my art drastically transformed my life in a positive direction, so the strongest motivator for me working hard to become a better astrophotographer and artist was wanting to create better images in the hopes that it could inspire others to seek out the beauty of the night sky, and all the amazing life changing aspects that can come along with pursuing astronomy. I judged my images based on the intent and how they could impact others positively, and also the messages I could pass along with them. The criteria in which I judged my astro endeavors was extremely pure and profound... _
When I lost sight of that and began creating images to appease critics, attract clients for workshops, and impress others... it was so EGO focused. I didn’t start all this to get Insta famous or build a business, but devolved into that being my only purpose to create. During these ego centric times I still created aesthetic art, but for the first time creating started to feel empty. I’m not saying it’s bad to pay bills, be successful with business, build a brand, etc. Those are all valid and strong motivators! But when you become one dimensionally consumed with feeding your body, and your ego, you risk becoming extremely susceptible to letting your soul starve. And that’s what it felt like: my business and ego were thriving, but my soul was starving.
Long story longer, my ego lead me to be worked up over so many things that I used to not give a shit about. What matter is it if someone copies or spoofs my art work? That’s more space art that will inspire others out there and more conversation that will improve the entire art community. Purpose > Ego.