One day you’re great. The next, you’re a hack.

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN ONE DAY YOU LOOK AT YOUR STUFF AND THINK, “GREAT!” AND THEN THE NEXT, YOU THINK YOU’RE A COMPLETE HACK AND YOU SHOULD PACK AWAY YOUR GEAR AND SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE? I GUESS IN LAYMAN’S TERMS—HOW DO YOU GET PAST ANY NEGATIVITY YOU MAY HAVE TOWARD YOUR OWN WORK AND GET BACK TO MAKING GREAT IMAGES? THIS IS, OF COURSE, ASSUMING YOU HAVE THOSE DAYS.

A: Hey! Welcome to every day of my life! Seriously! I’m not even joking.

I’ve had to just accept the fact that I’m my own worst critic. The best photographs I’ve ever taken are still in my head. I’ll do a shoot, love it for 48–72 hours, then start to rip it apart. Sound familiar?

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