That's all folks!

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 31 July 2014 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Incredibly, it has been nearly five years since I posted my first photo here ... time flies, eh? While I appreciate the many thoughtful comments about my photos that have been left, I have an urge to do something a bit different with how I display them going forward. As I write this, I'm not sure what this means or how/where they'll be seen, but I do know that I would like to do something more project- or theme-oriented than posting random, single photos day after day (which, frankly, had started to feel too much like a chore, and I'll bet that you don't enjoy doing chores any more than I do!) In part, this is because I believe my photos work better when they are viewed collectively as a series than individually, plus I'd also like to provide more context around them (via expanded, more in-depth narratives than the brief blurbs I was writing here.) But everything is still very much up in the air, so I don't have any definitive plans I can share just yet.

Once I do, though, I will return and post a note with directions on where to find my photos ... and who knows? Perhaps after a while, I will change my mind and resume posting photos here again as if I never wrote this. In any event, I didn't want to just disappear without any explanation, leaving the handful of people who visit regularly scratching their heads about what might have happened, because that would be an incredibly rude way to thank them for their support. And while it has taken me a while to realize this, photographs without viewers are essentially pointless, which is why, upon reflection, I'm so grateful to have had an audience for them here.

So with that in mind, I offer you my sincere thanks for helping me to achieve the modest degree of success I have to date and I will look forward to sharing my photos with you again soon, as I continue the struggle to do creative work that improves slightly each and every time I press the shutter button on my camera. 8^)

-JG

P.S.: Please do feel free to click on the "portfolio" tab at the top of the page and scroll back though the more than 1250 photos I've posted here. Although many of them are rubbish (which I blame on the obsessive compulsion I [too often] felt to post something -- anything! -- as close to daily as I could manage), there are also many that are quite good, if I do say so myself. ;^)

20 Sep 14 Update: My interest in photography seems to be flagging these days, so I have put away my cameras and am taking a break for a while. 8^/

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran,Tabriz, Iran

thats very sad i'm not going to be able to see your fantastic artworks in here
but i hope you come back ASAP and i ope you much success through your career and passions
:-)

31 Jul 2014 5:23am

Hoshisato from Dippach, Luxembourg

By all means, let us know what's next for you and I'll check it out. I very much appreciated your work here, all the best on your quest!

31 Jul 2014 7:25am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

one picture=1000+ memories of our youth

31 Jul 2014 8:39am

jw from Goodyear, United States

" . . . and mother wants you!" - Shane (cowboy movie)

31 Jul 2014 1:57pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

I can perfectly understand your idea, at this point sometimes it becomes difficult to continue ... I hope you can successfully find the way you're looking for !!!

31 Jul 2014 6:17pm

Leo from United States

Totally understandable. Now bring me what you've got even if its not finished!

31 Jul 2014 11:50pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant

1 Aug 2014 7:42am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Merci pour ce long message Jeffrey. Je vous souhaite plein de choses agréables pour l'avenir !

1 Aug 2014 5:19pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy, France

Jeffrey, thank you for that explanation on your departure.
Please, tell us, when you'll know, the place where we can admire and comment on your photos and read the stories that you tell so well that make us participate a little to your shots.

1 Aug 2014 9:26pm