Yesterday I shared the things I accomplished in 2014 that made me particularly proud. Today I will share some of my goals for 2015. Most of my goals surround on focused work on two series that are already mid to almost complete and then marketing these images. One thing I didn't list in yesterday's post was the creation of a portfolio and the participation in portfolio reviews at Filter Photo Fest last September in Chicago. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. Many of my 2015 goals are focused on implementing the advice I received. While I may move slower than suggested given my day job/career, I will still work towards the end goals of gallery representation and more book covers/licensing.
So without wasting time, here are my top 5 photography goals for 2015.
1. Complete the last images to make for 20 images in my two series: "Excerpt of a Dream" and "The Lost Mourning". I am closer to completing the first and may actually have 20 once I finish editing some current images.
2. Make a book for each series on Blurb. A book is something I have wanted to do for years and I think with focused series and the state I'm at with them, I will be able to realistically do that this year.
3. Market my two series to appropriate galleries with the goal of obtaining a solo show.
4. Work to create and submit more images to Arcangel images with an ultimate goal of having 100 accepted in 2015. These may or may not be portraits.
5. Last, I need to and will learn how to use the Wacom tablet I purchased with my Christmas money last year.
So those are my goals for 2015! What are your goals?
Here is an image from "Exceprt of a Dream", my surreal series featuring stories in scenes.
And here is an image from "The Lost Mourning", a series of emotive self portraits where I explore my own emotions and fears.