<a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/shrinking-path.jpeg"><img class="wp-image-116 size-full alignleft" title="shrinking path" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/shrinking-path.jpeg" width="194" height="259" /></a>Ever since I was sent this NYT article: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/business/media/30photogs.html?pagewanted=1&hp">For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path - NYTimes.com</a>, I had been mulling this in my mind. Before that even. I picked up on one set of words ... which I replay here to save you clicking through.
Full disclosure – I am not – nor would I ever pretend to be a photographer, fine-artist, musician, write, sculptor or any other kind of creative professional ….. I am however someone who admires the work of a number of photographers, fine-artists, musicians, writers, sculptors and other kinds of creative professionals – and I currently happen to be working in a space that provides an aspect of business savvy to those photographers, fine-artists, musicians, writers, sculptors and other kinds of creative professionals.
“There are very few professional photographers who, right now, are not hurting, said Holly Stuart Hughes, editor of the magazine Photo District News.
That has left professional photographers with a bit of an identity crisis. Nine years ago, when Livia Corona was fresh out of art school, she got assignments from magazines like Travel and Leisure and Time. Then, she said, three forces coincided.
They were the advertising downturn, the popularity and accessibility of digital photography, and changes in the stock-photo market.