Friday, October 06, 2006

Things That Get Rejected

photo montage - rejected!
Sometimes work I do is rejected right up front, due to small budgets. Sometimes the art consultant rejects it as not appropriate to the project. Sometimes it's the wrong color, shape, size, whatever. There are many reasons, none of which feel good. I know it's not personal, but it's hard not to take it that way. But, to tell the truth, I have just as hard a time accepting praise, so there you go.

The above image is a montage of photography created for a local seafood restaurant. It was my favorite of the series, but the art consultant first rejected it in favor of one with a sailboat (?), then I redid it a few more times with different images altogether. The fishing nets on either side of the shrimp boat wouldn't be native to them, those photos were taken in France April 2006. The shrimp boat is from the Gulf Coast of Texas. I thought it was a good visual combination.


Martha Marshall said...

I hate the word rejected. "Not chosen" might be better. Back in the days when I used to apply to juried exhibitions, it used to annoy me no end when a form letter came back saying "We regret to inform you that your submission was rejected, not because it was not . . . yada yada yada." Why in the world would they say that word to an artist, unless they had a cruel streak?

Joyce said...

I like your photo montage. I say to myself that my work is special to me and somewhere in the world there is someone who thinks so too. The two just have to meet!

Walker said...

Joyce - I like your philosophy!