With each photo show, event — and blog post even — I learn SO much. Yesterday was my first time participating in a streetfair type event and despite flying by the seat of my pants and not really knowing what I was doing, I had a lot of fun. I guess my biggest lesson was: business cards would have been a great idea, ha. My favorite part of the whole experience was getting to talk to people. So many people. I'm surprised (and bummed) I didn't lose my voice. I love losing my voice.
I've come to a lot of realizations recently (see: Kylie Jenner). One being that my photography has actually changed my life. Woah, dramatic, right? Hear me out though. Before my first show, someone asked me what I wanted my photos to achieve. When formulating my answer, I realized that I just want to have as much fun as possible, all the time; and that I want my photos to reflect that. Not to sound too YOLO, but at the same time, YOLO so you better make it fun right? Well that's why it was so cool to talk to people yesterday who said my photos radiated fun. Mission accomplished.
So while I didn't sell as much as I wanted to, I know it takes a while for people to pull the trigger when purchasing art. My photos were hanging in Culutre for the whole month of June but it wasn't until mid August when people who had seen my stuff there started to place orders on my site. So I know that it will all pay off in the long run, plus I got to hang out in Leucadia all day and got visits from friends and hotties.