After thirty seven years it's time to say goodbye to the photo industry.
And it's funny because I use to love working for start ups. They're exciting to get going, seeing customers embrace a new idea, and watch as the idea catches hold.
But then there's the dark side, 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.
It makes one take away the feeling it's not been worth the effort. In fact it's really 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. These principals can't understand what's happening because they've been absentee owners, spending the capital that should have paid the bills, and are finger pointing at everyone other than themselves as the ground comes 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. Now I can devote my entire life to making art again.
And I couldn't be happier.