Last week I pointed out that my Harbinger image had almost 40 times more Flickr “favorites” than my Auschwitz image and I asked:
What do you think it means?
I heard a lot of great ideas and appreciated some new ones that I hadn’t thought of. And now I’d like to tell you what I think it means…
It means that more people like the Harbinger image.
What it doesn’t mean is that Harbinger is a “better” image. Popular does not mean better.
Who decides which images are good, bad, better or great? I do, but only for myself…and you do, but only for yourself. What I need to decide is:
Am I going to pursue popular or great?
Creating an image that is popular can be a fleeting pleasure. But when you create an image that you love, that’s a deep satisfaction that stays with you.
Here’s an image that I’ve just finished of the Moai at Tongariki.
I love this image and so what other’s think about it, is not important to me.
As I love to say: nobody is more of an expert than you when it comes to your Vision!