To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
"your work keeps improving over the years ...goes to show you that an eye is like fine wine".
Roy Skillicornm comments to me
art is a game, with no restrictions or rules to play. Just play away and enjoy the freedom. Make your every step an act of art, make people see ordinary things from new angles, be serious, play, then mix it all up and see if anybody understands what you are doing...
"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Dali