Now days the market is over saturated with artist who are fresh, people who see others do it and have a sense of impact that they too can do it. I have nothing against this as I was inspired by someone along the way, but the problem is the preparation and the mentality to come up. Cellphones are a great tool, they in most instances do provide a great camera and features that no professional camera can offer: filters, posting instantly in social media, etc. I have seen people who rather use this medium to record memories than other professional services available out there, why? just for the need of validation of uploading it to social media instantly in hopes of likes, comments, followers first. A form of social competition, not caring what stranger or person whom you haven’t seen in years, yet give them access to your most precious intimate memories. People who rather get impatient because they can’t wait for an artist to develop the photos they work so hard on, the musician to drop an album or create a video, the artists who paints his soul away to give you his best work. Why the rush???
These are a few of the issues many creatives face on a daily basis just to keep up with societies demand. This is why I fear an imminent end to creatives as time passes. The art, photography, music, etc we all came to love as we grew up is completely being changed into a disaster that at some point people will no longer care for, thus killing everything along with it.
The talent is there, the hunger is there, the vision is there, the persistence is there, so why ruin it by undervaluing your potential, your hard work, your time and investment in yourself, create together rather than destroy one another.