Last week I was asked a simple, but great question… “Why do you shoot personal work?”, by a fellow photographer and friend that has started Self Assignment. Like many photographers I’m sure, I dove into the pre-written set of answers for things like this but as I was about to hit send I thought about it a bit more and realized what a great question this was. I’ll let you head over to the site to check out my answer, but I think for all artists we should all ask ourselves this at one point and really step back and think about it. Don’t just pull out the “I do it because it helps me better my work” crap this time, and really ask yourself if the work you are doing is what you really want to be putting out there. If you are shooting personal work or doing personal projects are you learning from them? Are you losing sleep over them? Does it matter?… Maybe I’m looking too far into this but it was a good thing for me to reflect on this week, so many thanks to Self Assignment for the great question and for sharing my thoughts as well the responses and work of other great artists.