You don’t know me but we had a couple mutual friends on facebook and through them your work caught my eye. I think you are an INCREDIBLE photographer! I am sort of scared to message you because I am not sure how you’ll react, but I wanted to tell you that I was so in love with one of your prints that I really wanted to paint it on canvas. It was the black and white print shot of a girl sort of looking over her shoulder with a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness placed over her breast. I am so in love with that shot. I haven’t painted ANYTHING for 11 years so I want to thank you because it has totally re-motivated me. I am messaging you just to tell you because I hope you won’t think I was trying to steal your work (I tell everyone that it is just a painting of your original work) and to let you know that I am NOT SELLING IT for any profit. It was made as a gift for someone who lost their mother to cancer. I’ll attach a picture and apologize that it’s such a shitty picture of it :)”
I loved your commentary on the last question, so I'll ask a similar. Do you ever encounter whiny models or are most of them down for whatever?
I do run across the whiny variety, but make it a point to never recommend them for future work. Who wants to deal with that? We’re all there, all putting in work.
It reminds me of people on Facebook who have to make an announcement about everything wrong with their lives. There are two types in life… the people who step in shit, stand there, and cry about it… and the people who wipe the shit off, and walk on.
I L-O-V-E your work! The freedom your work expresses is just inspiring to me. I'm in corporate America, so much love from my cubicle (:
In a world where we gave up on making robots more human-like, and focused on making humans more robot-like, I thank you. I thank you for the support and I pray that I, in some way inspire you to venture outside your corporate cage and follow your passion. There’s a big, beautiful world out there for us dreamers :)