Every writer I know has had trouble making the statement “I am a writer.” I can say it now — after 30+ years spent writing — on most days.
I’ve been making photographs for a shorter time. Taking them for a long time, yes. Making them, no. So I am not yet comfortable saying “I am a photographer.”
But I’m working on it. I’m reading so much on the subject of photography these days that I can’t remember how I came across the statement on this wallpaper. But I liked it so much that I resisted closing its tab on my computer. It spoke to me so strongly in part for what it says about the kind of photographer I want to be and for what it says about the kind of writer I hope I am.
Do you consider yourself a writer? A photographer? What did it take for you to get to the point of being comfortable saying “I Am…”?