Morning Glory, v.2 – Being Dedicated & Follow Your Heart

Morning Glory, v2, Edit Bwp

Title:”Morning Glory, v.2″
Collection: “High-Key Scanography”
(c) 2007 Nawfal Nur
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“Dedicated to the real photographers of the world – to those who, with their second-hand equipment and their makeshift darkrooms, are today fighting their solitary battles with their recalcitrant medium, not for money or for glory, but because they would rather make pictures than anything else in the world. -William Mortensen, “Mortensen on the Negative”, by William Mortensen, Simon and Schuster, 1940.

I would tend to agree with Mortensen, with one addition: With almost any art form, there is no point doing it if you do not love it; and being an artist, you must face the task of fighting all the trials and tribulations that go along with being creative. Keeping that in mind, if you love what you do, then the money and glory may then follow.I found the following citation from a Steve Jobs speech, which I thought was quite appropriate for this entry:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Source: This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.]