I opted for the latter and for the past 12 months have been establishing myself as fine art photographer in Jacksonville, Florida. That is not to say I have not given The Florida-Times Union a hard time every now and again. Professional habits are difficult to shake off.
January 2011 saw the launch of my photography website — www.calvinpalmerphotos.com — to share my work with a wider audience and possibly derive a small income from my photographic labours.
But simply taking photographs is not enough. In order to achieve a degree of artistic and financial success, it is necessary to embark upon a marketing strategy. I came across a website called Skinny Artist, a useful resource for anyone, like me, trying to make it as an artist. Skinny Artist offered some good advice — developing a blog site where people can get to know the artist, share in his/her hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares, likes and dislikes.
So here is my version — a virtual living room where people can drop in for a chat and a virtual cup of tea. I am British by the way.
Now that you are here, I suppose I had better go and put the kettle on. Milk and sugar?