MY FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE.
Longtime, no see, n'est ce pas?
I hope 2018 has got off to a good start for you, as it has for me.
I apologise to those among you who started reading my blog recently because I was also writing in French. Unfortunately, maintaining a bilingual blog is just too time consuming for me and I had to decide to let that go, together with a few other ideas.
I spent last Autumn, and the beginning of Winter, chasing after a business model that wore me out, namely networking in the wider world and chasing after clients. It's a well known fact that you can't make a living from art and that you have to do commercial work, defined by others, to make a living.
A true artist can only be a starving artist.
There is also the other perceived truth that photographers are technicians, not artists, after all we use machines and not our hands to create.
Well, bugger all that, if you'll forgive my French.
In 2018, I am going to be concentrating on building my fledgling business into a Fine Art Photography business selling my own work and I'm going to be true to my inner introvert by staying at home more, doing my own thing and I'm going to make money.
I imagine some of you, if not many, will scoff at my intent for this new year.
I don't mind.
Time will tell.
In order to reach this goal, I've elicited the help of Laura C. George, Art Business Consultant and we will be working together through out this Spring, to make my dream come true.
The Simple Things Magazine, UK.Back cover of January issue of The Simple Things Magazine, UK.
Back cover of January issue of The Simple Things Magazine, UK.
Watch this space for new developments.
My second post, later this week, will be about Mistletoe.
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Welcome to my blog:
My French Country Life.
I'm British born, but moved to France decades ago for love.
My blog is about my photography and my life in the French countryside, near Paris.
I create images that are greatly influenced by art, both past and present, that you can buy in the shop.
I'm happy to discuss comissions.
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