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Fear Of The Unknown

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Light Spear Over Madras, 2013 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

For so long now I’ve been afraid to promote my images to galleries. If I psychoanalyze myself I’m sure I could dig up mountains of excellent, rational, reasons why this is the case – and just because I’m able to name my fear hasn’t made it any less fearful for me.

But I’ve undertaken to systematically face my fear and somehow push through it. It’s long past time I did this. I can no longer deny it’s holding me back. My method is small steps – baby steps. Each step in itself is logical, doable and non-threatening – so I can do it – am doing it.

Occasionally though when I take a longer perspective and see the destination of my small step process I get locked up – for a moment at least. It’s weird. Hopefully this fear will leave me once I actually manage to reach my goal and promote my work to galleries.