This is still a hard lesson for me to learn. Don’t be too precious with your work. Regardless of how big or small it is. A mini personal photo project. Or something as huge as a fully fledged business. The most important thing I've learned as an artist is to accept the difference between what you want something to be, and what it actually is. It’s this discrepancy and the unwillingness to accept something for what it is that causes all the unnecessary friction. I can point to many photo projects of mine that struggled with this. Inside the Lion, Street Dance Project, LINES Ballet Training Program. And most recently, my YouTube channel - Barely Evolved Apes - I’m not even sure what it’s for anymore. To help people? Sure. But then I started making random cooking and travel videos. I’m not even sure anymore. But maybe I just need to keep going, embrace it for what it is and see what happens.
by Jason Lam