Bye Photo Industry

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After thirty seven years it's time to say goodbye to the photo industry.

I am quitting my job today, … but before I could they thankfully fired me ... #unemployment benefits.

And it's funny because I use to love working for start ups. But there's just something that happens, a greed that sets in, and that greed makes these companies lose sight of who they are and what's important. I've seen it happen three times now. And each time I've had to walk away. 

At this point one takes away the feeling it's not been worth the effort. In fact it's been a total waste of time. You make someone a whole lot of money by selling their shit, watch them blow said money on their own ego, and then get out of the way as the wheels come off the company. And the crash that comes, that someone ... is finger pointing all the way down, and doesn’t even see the ground coming up at them. 

As I said ... I'm quitting. At this point I'm going to be selfish and work on what I should have stuck with all along. My ceramic business. Without any damn distractions. Seriously, trying to make art and keep on a production schedule while working for a dead end company five days a week is not productive. Now I can devote my entire life to making art again. 

And I couldn't be happier.