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Day 298 of 365 days.

So the good news is I have not been hit by a bus, electrified by a fence or had an anvil drop on my head. The bad news is I haven’t won the powerball, people are still hungry, we are still at war, there i no cure for cancer and Carmen, Christina and Scarlett have not answered my calls. So i you’ve been paying attention, you’d be able to guess that I did not get the job I interviewed for last week. That’s pretty much what I expected, but it sucks because I actually really liked that one, and worse, I’m starting to run out of time to find a new one. I don’t have much unemployment left.

People keep telling me that I should actually go ahead and become a fulltime photographer. You know, I’d probably really enjoy that. I’ve really never wanted anything out of my professional life than to be able to make a living being creative at something. I’d love to be my own boss. But that still just seems too far away and impractical. I don’t feel like I could make the money to survive as a photographer. Of course, in a few weeks I won’t be making any money to survive by being a bum either.

Maybe I really am at a dead end here. Come on, Carmen. Answer the phone.

365 days

also for the Class With Dave group. Assignment: Text

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30 comments for “6-5-07

  1. June 5, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Cool shot!

  2. June 5, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Life sucks doesn’t it? I know – not very encouraging coming from your mother – but hey, we’ve already had the talk.

    On the upside: You blew this assignment out of the water! This image protrays exactly what you’re saying… I noticed the shirt also! Wow!

    I’m gonna get ya started on the Explore trail with my fave – I’m first!

  3. June 5, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    ps. Tell the truth… did you paint that wall yourself?

  4. June 5, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t think it would be a bad gig for a while. You got the skill, make a little change from it. Just my 2 cents.

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  5. June 5, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    @charlietyack: thank you.

    @lrayholly: thanks. Life does suck. *sigh* On a good note. I’m glad you noticed that I made it say "dead end future." Oh, and no, I didn’t paint the wall myself. Its been there a while. It’s useful graffiti, too… that street really is a dead end, you see.

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: Thanks for saying that. Unfortunately, being good doesn’t pay the bills. Selling things pays the bills. And in order to do that, among other things, i need a proper studio (right now, i’m working out of a studio in my house). And that costs money. Which I don’t have, as I am a bum. 🙂

  6. June 5, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    I would just say that you are one talented bum

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)

  7. June 5, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: thanks. I appreciate that. Want to give me a job?

  8. June 5, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Aw, sorry you didn’t get that job, I know you wanted it. This shot, though sad, really translates your mood…and I hope you think that’s a good thing. I understand about not making good money from a photography gig, that sucks too. Well, I don’t have much by way of positive thoughts here do I? Sorry. You know we can always go ahead with plan B. That should help for a while 😉

  9. June 5, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    I feel you here. I’ve been trying to get a job for 6 months. 🙁 Real bummer.. Probably doesn’t help that I lack a car. hehe..

    nice shot. keep up the good work!

  10. June 5, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    SweetDamn, Mav. I’m sorry your life sucks, but this photograph is really tight.

    You know, I waste a lot of my life. It is really awesome that when you had a lot of your life with free time in it, you followed a dream and a hobby. I wish I had made as good of use of my free time as you have. Maybe not that uplifting as the need for all this free time to end is upon you, but still.

  11. June 5, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    This picture is amazing. I’m sending you mojo so everything works out fantastically. Better than you ever imagined, in fact.

  12. June 5, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Great shot, fantastic juxtaposition. Stuff like this hits my eye a lot but I don’t usually have a camera (nor, in this case, the courage to photograph the subject, who looks like he’s had a bad day).

  13. June 5, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Mav, I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t get the job.

    On a positive and honest note, you are as good or better than most of our local portrait photographers in the area. You are definitely more creative! Seriously you should consider the possibility of doing creative portraits for folks on site instead of ‘at your studio’.

    The other tact might be to take the odd job and put this up to God to take you somewhere and not your own strength. I’ll put in a prayer for you on that.

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  14. June 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    @PhotoKat: thanks, Kat. When I’m ready, I’ll let you know. 🙂

    @Like a Whale That Swims Through the Thames: yeah, I’ve been looking since January too. *sigh*

    @Princess Diablo: It does help a little. Thanks. Actually the fact that so many care about me doing this from day to day helps a lot. I just wish it paid the bills.

    @Kungfukitten: thank you. Glad you liked the pic and thank you for the mojo.

    @mouseskull: well, the subject would be me, so it doesn’t take all that much courage. Thank you.

    @Tojosan: there are LOTS of photographers here. Many of them very good. I don’t know. Maybe one day.

  15. June 5, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Excellent photo Mav. I’m sorry that it comes at the expense of your well-being. I am SURE that you’ll find something, and probably in the nick of time to (who says that anymore "nick of time"??!!)

    anyway…keep your chin up, maybe you COULD make some money as a prof photog…ya won’t know unless you try, right?

  16. June 5, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    @pi c’s: I don’t know. I hope so. I talked to a recruiter today (I do that a lot). Let’s see if anything comes of it.

    And I’ve kinda been trying to do the prophotog thing a bit… I need a lot of clients or assignments or something to make a career of it though. And I don’t really have the connections or the start up capital. Working on it.

  17. June 5, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    sorry you didn’t get the job. hope things begin to look up for you!

  18. June 5, 2007 at 11:37 pm

  19. June 5, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    @getthebubbles: thanks. Me too.

    @d.rex: thanks dave. I’m glad I decided to play this week.

  20. June 6, 2007 at 12:04 am

    fantastic shot… if only i knew people other than drug dealers i would totally try to hook you up… heh.

    (note to federal and state gov’ts: this is a joke made for what purpose i don’t know)

  21. June 6, 2007 at 12:50 am

    @Okaypro: I’m sure they’ll be knocking on your door any minute now.

  22. June 6, 2007 at 9:24 am

    the helicopters are circling my block…

    from now on, i’m undercover.

  23. June 6, 2007 at 9:34 am

    @Okaypro: I’m sure you can fend them off! Get the uzis!

  24. June 6, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    This is a really powerful and beautiful, if sad, shot!

    So sorry things are dragging like this….I really hope something works out soon!

  25. June 6, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    @sadandbeautiful (Sarah): yeah, me too… and thank you.

  26. June 7, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    At the very least you could be making some money on the side… great shot.

    Seen in your 365 days set. (?)

  27. June 8, 2007 at 10:30 am

    @Sick Little Monkey: yeah, that’s what I’m thinking/trying to do. And thanks.

  28. June 20, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    another sweet find for a location shot. sheesh… loving your stuff right now, bro!

  29. June 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    @son of a motherless goat: thank you. Yeah, I was really happy with that one. The texture of the wall was perfect.

  30. January 23, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Hire Me!, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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