Creative work is hard. Like, really really exceedingly difficultly hard. We, as creatives, do not create for money, or for fame, or for power, we create because we need to.
When I first started photography, I obsessed over every detail. It was end of 2010, and the only thing that helped me keep being a photographer in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 was that I forced myself to create and upload a new piece of work, every day, for an entire year. Most of those photos I uploaded in that first year were terrible, many of them were mediocre. I have a few that I can look back on and say that I did well with it, even to this day.
But that’s not the point here, because you’re always going to be unhappy with your work. Very rarely will you look at a piece and say, “Wow, that’s actually amazing.” I find these moments come for me maybe 5-10 times a year. That’s not even once a month that I’m happy with what I’m creating, but the point is that I never quit.
I’ve done a lot of things wrong as a photographer, but for every time I have fallen, I have also picked myself back up and continued creating, because I have to, it is part of who I am and I will NEVER ever stop!