my last Journal entry... I then wrote it in a kind of stressed mood. Stressed because I had to concentrated on finishing my education at the university.
We'll I can say that three years and aprox. 46 weeks later - I am arrived somwhere. I've finshed the formal part of my professional education and work
"for real" in the job I'l hopefully keep until I can and want to stop working.
Nevertheless a lot has happened in those four years - I was a stressed, single student then now I'm a (less?!) stressed married teacher ... and I like it
so far. I'm far from having finished learning in my job... and I think I'll never be...
But the good thing is ... right now I seem to have the time and the muse to rethink my "art" or let's say my photography... because I'm not sure if it
has earned the term "art" that depends on how you see that term.
There were times, when I was really dissappointed about my little success on DA. But today I think I'm happy when at least some people like what I
do. So far there have been some cool occurrences on DA. So one of my photos made it on the cd-cover of an australian guitar player - and I even got
a free copy of that cd ... from down under ... thats some several thousands kilometres away. I have no illusions on getting rich with the things I do as
a hobby - I don't invest enough time and energy into it - by far.
And I think nowdays the competiton is extreme - especially on a place like DA where there is a really vast amount of "art". The range reaches from
really bad side drawings of students (during school) up to famous professionals - and all the groups inbetween - and all of them are counting in thousands
if not millions. So to stand out out of THAT crowd you got to be extremely good - and I hope - some day, if I'm lucky there will be a shot that stands out
out of that crowd - and it'll be seen by thousands - right now I'm happy with my lillte successes here and there for example you can find "The Door"
[link] just when you search for door - on the second page of the
search results - and I think that is good, by the way, that's the picture that made it on this CD-Cover (facebook: [link] )
And I like the idea, that a picture of the landscape I grew up in is displayed on a cd-cover at the other end of the world - thats the internet and 21st century
so to end this stream of conciousness I want to say: I hope you like what you find here - have fun.