Does negative attention ever make you feel good?
I enjoy when I get feedback about the things I do. More importantly, I enjoy negative feedback. I think being open to criticism is important. I want to hear what people don't like about my work because then I can learn from their critiques and improve.
The truth is I like hearing peoples honest opinions. I don't like when people lie to me about my work...how am I ever supposed to grow as an artist?
For a while I had this sad tortured artist thing going on. I just was hating everything I did not matter how many people told me they liked it. I guess I've never really felt secure with the things I create. I can pretend like I am proud of them. Because I think the worst thing you can do as an artist is to talk down your work while showing it. But, I see all the flaws with my pieces and series. I recognize everything that I could have done to make them better. I want to hear what you don't like because I probably am thinking about it too. Please validate my insecurities! Tear me open, rip apart everything I do and call me sh*t. Heck make me cry a little so I know its real.
Now, don't get me wrong there are good things to be found in EVERY piece of artwork. Its all subjective and humans are very opinionated. So if one person thinks it's bad, that's not necessarily true!
I usually like to compare things I like and don't like about my work. The things I don't like usually out weight the good. But one positive is better than none...right?
I guess what I am trying to get as is to not take criticism so hard. Use it to your advantage! When you open up to it and hear what people are saying about your work it can really help you grow.
Here are some of my least favourite photos o have ever taken. Unfortunately, they are recent ones that I submitted for my portfolio in school. Enjoy!