Friday, September 08, 2006

I Give up. It's a Hobby.


A recent conversation.

He: So, are you a professional photographer?

Me: No, I don't make a living doing photography but I have a gallery that shows my work, an art consultant who represents me and I have work in some private and corporate collections as well as a couple of museums.

He: Oh, so photography is your hobby?

Me: Sigh! Yes, photography is my hobby.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good grief!
Barbara

Jon of SMA said...

Billie, who cares, it is your passion, that is all that matters. And most importantly you do great work. Too many people need nice clean catagories for people and things, but the world does not always comply. I enjoy how you experiment and evolve your work.
Jon

Billie said...

I'm still surprised at the number of people who just don't get it. I wrote about this back in March too.
http://billiemercer.blogspot.com/2006/03/is-photography-your-hobby.html
From now on I'm not going to try to explain, just say, yes, photography is my hobby.
Billie