A couple weeks ago, I sent out some emails requesting a critique of my site. If you’ve paid attention in the past few weeks you would have noticed it change more than a few times. One of those critiques came from Jeremy Cowart, whom I admire greatly. He asked me, ‘Who are you?’. He went on to say, ‘Even stylistically you’re kind of all over the place. Lots of various styles. Just SO many questions and flags man…Your site says to me that you’re confused and don’t know who you are. Clients are looking for specific vision and your website is incredibly confusing.’
I apologize to you, Jeremy, if you get mad that I posted this. But it really got me thinking. I should say, it really bugged me. A lot. Not the critique itself, because I love input. It’s just that someone said I was confused. Then I was listening to a song by Jay-Z called, ‘On to the Next One’. The song is basically all about change and his new style. There is a line in it where he says, ‘People want my old sh*t, buy my old album’. It really struck a chord with me.
After Jeremy sent me this email, I tried and tried to think of my ’style’ and what I could do to appeal to people. I knew I wasn’t doing what people say when they say, ‘if you do everything, you appeal to no one’. But my style, it’s all over the place. But I love that. I love that everytime I shoot, I can do whatever it takes for the look. So with that, I have decided to stick to my bread and butter, and that is…..whatever I want!
I know you all think this is out of left field, but I had to vent. Lol. This post may come down soon.