Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm Back!

My big news: I quit my job today. While there were many elements to my job that I really enjoyed, all I really want to do is take pictures, and thus it wasn't fair to stay. It was a good run, and I'm tremendously grateful for the experience, but it wasn't right for me.

So this is it. I think I'm officially a professional photographer now. No excuses. No flip-flopping, trying to decide what to do with my life. There were some out there who thought I was already a professional photographer, and thus, this isn't big news. I wasn't, so this is. I had been playing with different ideas, of going to grad school, of working in academia, of somehow delaying the inevitable. I've just resigned myself to being an artist, and that's it. It's pretty scary, but I'm going to work my ass off.

I'm pumped, and I'll be making LOTS of changes. I'm not sure how soon (my last day is the 31st), but there will be changes. Everything from my website, to my portfolio, to my collecting rates, to where I'll be showing, everything. It also means I'll be posting on the blog a bit more than I have been recently. You know, like how I was before I got the job. I also want to make a serious list of collectors, potential collectors, fans and friends who want to be kept abreast of things. I'm thoroughly anti-spam, but if you'd like to be in the loop, shoot me an email at samantha at his dot com, and I'll make sure you hear all the juicy news.

I do have some pictures that still need to be edited, but I'm working on submitting proposals all over the place. I am, of course, always looking for models, so that hasn't changed. But I'm working. I'll also be doing some very informal San Francisco travel writing, and possibly some review work. But mostly photo stuff. Should be fun.

So, in conclusion, I'M BACK. Feels good.

6 Comments:

Blogger Chris Rywalt said...

Congratulations! I made the jump about a year and a half ago, but I had my wife to help support me financially, so it's been...well, not easy. But not impossible.

I hope it works out fantastically for you.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jef said...

Congrats Sam, I've been missing your work. Count me in for the mail list. Godspeed.

Jef

4:22 AM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

thanks! i have my fingers crossed...

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Sven said...

It's really nice to have you back... I cross my fingers too ! Good luck (or, "Merde!" or "Five letters word" as we said in France to say "have Luck and Chance!")
Sven.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous elguz said...

Suerte Sam! Cruzaré los dedos también para que todo te resulte. Seremos los grandes beneficiados de que regreses plenamente a tu arte!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Jaime said...

I' ve just done the same to do my art (illustration & photography). congratulations. Waiting new photo series...

1:31 PM  

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