Recently during a photo session, I received feedback that I was visible invisible.
I had to think about that. Because what is this? You're clearly present but not bothersome? You are there but not? I asked. The lady who gave me the feedback meant that I was present in a pleasant way, almost shooting invisible. A nice compliment!!
Back in the car home I figured that the visible invisible in my whole life is an issue. From all sides I become, well-meaning, more or less "pushed" to be visible, standing in the light. I often feel not comfortable with that. Well, I'm become a photographer, behind the camera....photography dark room, remember ;-) With my photography I show the beauty of the everyday landscape, I show you, what is there, when you look in a different way to your surroundings: the apparently invisible I make visible. I myself am often visible invisible. I make choices where I did and did not appear as, for example, network meetings. I am more often than not, find it quite a "hassle". And in my pictures I try to avoid just "hassles", only the essence is important.
So also at the network meetings, the essence, the networks out there for me, remain. And even then I don’t always manage to be there. It gave me a lot of internal strife: "I actually did have to go, I am not, is this smart"? For some time I have surrendered, the "must have" released, and I feel it’s oké. It fits me, visible invisible, that I can see now.
But don’t you network anymore at all? I hear a number of people already. Of course I do, online and offline, only more and more on my way, I make the invisible visible and invisible visible. I can recommend it to everyone, all do's and don't about networking: read them and pick up the ones and the way that suits you and see it back in your photography.
And yes, the result: two interviews in the magazines, DIGIFOTOpro in March and now in Pf [both only in Dutch, I’m sorry], beautiful commands and again I’ve been asked to give a lecture. I am so happy with it!