I have always been so in awe of the photographer Julie Margaret Cameron. How she learned to take photographs later in her life and so following her own vision and her heart though she often got so much criticizm. She purposely made them blurry, dressed people up like characters from Authurian Legends, Shakespeare's Plays and Mythology. Many at the time thought this was just "silly".
Alice in Wonderland Grows Up
One of many of Julia Margaret Cameron's Photographs
But for me, this is magic. I have always been the most interested in taking portraits of people-everyone has their thing. I had to try taking landscapes and other photographs in college and they were horrible and I knew they would be because I just didn't love them. I warned my Professors that they would be horrible and expected my grade on these pieces to reflect this and they did and my Professors laughed with me. I didn't care and they didn't really care. The main thing that was important they said is that I had figured out what my passion was and my style. So, if I don't have a person, I will take a photograph of myself because I can do whatever I want and I don't have to explain myself to anyone. Some folks may find these photographs "silly", but hopefully I will stay strong like Julia Margaret and just do my thing and not worry where they end up.