As soon as you put your head a little ahead of the storm, there is nothing but open space ahead of you. Everybody else is so busy creating the now and considering the past that all the future space is one open, unoccupied land.
Out there in the future you can create anything you want because nobody else has considered it yet. It's quite quiet and undisturbed; it’s the new territory.
Artists all suffer under the pervasive fear of the future. The only known way of a secure future is to own something that will stay there in the future. “No worsening of things” is the general standard for what most can hope for from the future. That’s why Mercedes and BMW are the Gods of the Western World. They’re each a material sign of accomplishment that keeps its value.
As an artist, you present an idea or a dream, and it makes people unsecure of the future, because they don’t see what you see. They want you to have something they can see, and which value they can establish and compare.
That’s why most people will ask how much you sell your art for, how many you sell, if you fly first class or what education you have. They want to categorize it to understand it.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
The Power of Simplicity
In an age where many people hope to be in a position where they can send their kids to schools and universities for many years to learn to be successful in life, it might be hard to agree with me that the easier it is to do a thing, the better. The mind and spirit are far superior to any technology invented, so the more we rely on our self rather than a hard-learned skill, the more brilliant the result can be.
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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish-American multiple award-winning photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops to photographers. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via email.
You can follow Thorsten Overgaard at his television channel magicoflight.tv.