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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Artwork Is A Personal Journey

Over the years that I have written this blog, I have frequently noted other photographers and other blogs that I have enjoyed.  Today, I would like to point out a blog post from a photographer whose work I have enjoyed (and purchased) and who I have had the opportunity to meet personally.  This particular post really made me think about the uniquely personal aspect of artwork.  I think you will enjoy this post by photographer Cole Thompson about comparing your artwork to the work of others. If Cole's writing touches a chord with you, then you will most assuredly enjoy reading Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking.  This book is really a must-read for all who take their art-making seriously.  In fact, I found the book so meaningful that I reviewed it in the past.  Click on the following link to check out my review of  David Bayles and Ted Orland's book Art and Fear from back in 2007.