Queenstown, New Zealand, 2008 © Emily Shur
I am trying to emerge out of the bubble that I have been in lately preparing for Review Santa Fe. It’s creeping up slowly, but steadily, and I still have to print everything. Luckily, my edit is done and so is all of the scanning and color correcting. Sigh. I must say it is nice to have come such a long way with this work. It feels good to put the same time and effort into my personal work as my commercial/editorial work – or as I like to call it, work work. It’s very gratifying. Sometimes, I feel guilty traveling to make the work, or spending money on it when maybe it’s better spent elsewhere, but ultimately this is the work that reminds me of how much I truly love photography. So, I guess that’s worthwhile.
On another purely self indulgent note, here are some other gratifying happenings in Emilyland. I found out today that I received a nomination (for two images) for the New York Photo Awards in the Editorial Single Image category. We won’t know who actually wins until Friday, nor do I know which two images are in the running, but as they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated. Also, please check out today’s post on We Can Shoot Too…so nice…thank you, Wesley.