I love taking good pictures of pretty women. It is a shame that I don't get enough opportunity to do it. Not only that, I haven't seen my talent grow. When I do get an opportunity to shoot, I churn out the same stuff. As Christian once said, "If you keep doing what you do, you'll keep getting what you get."
In the past year or so, I have seen new talents come into the GG fold with a basic understanding of how to work their cameras, but no real vision, and in less than a year they have created works that I would happily hang on my wall (Dwayne Hill's work comes immediately to mind). Me, I've been spinning my wheels.
I've contacted just about every new face that caught my interest on MM, 0MP, and GG, only to have my inquiries ignored while other photographers are getting immediate phone calls from the very same girls. Even new models in my area ignore me in favor of shooting with someone more than an hour away (good thing I like the guy and his work!).
My wife told me that she misses my more artistic work - the b+w figure work, the unusual views of North Georgia I'd come home with after spending a day just driving around the mountains, the portraits and cataloging of family and family events.
This month, I made $800 off the sale of one image - 2 prints and licensing its use on businsess cards and letterhead - and not a single pretty girl in the image.
I have decided (once again) to not go persuing models - to shoot what's around me at the time I am shooting - whether that be a pretty girl, a rambunctious nephew, or an old store-front.
It is my annual end-of-year burn-out. And I'm sure I'll change my mind again soon...