Today I did something I have wanted to do for quite some time, resign from Onexposure or 1x as it is known today. Since September 1 2007 I have been a member of that community and it has allowed me to meet and befriend several individuals from all over the world. It is a good site, one where viewers and contributors can see the work of relatively unknown but skilled photographers.
But change has to occur for me. As good as Onexposure was for me for a year and a half I found it was time to move on. My goals for my photographic work are different than they were a year ago. I’m no longer content posting images just to see them somewhere recognized or exhibited on a wall in a gallery. No, I want my work to do something for people beyond a moment of pause. So I embark on a new adventure using this artform to assist others in discovering a bit about themselves and those close to them. For me it will take many forms; helping a child recognize their own voice and the uniqueness of their own families. For some I may be able to allow their loved ones to view for the first time how their own performing art affects the lives of others. So many times it is difficult to explain to those closest to us how we feel about the passions we pursue. And if just one of my images can convey that pride and talent to someone close to my subject, then I will sleep a happy man and look forward to the next.