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I hear you loud and clear. I totally understand what you're trying to do here. I'm going to ask this question in the sincere hope that it serves as inspiration. When was the last time that you went out with a camera in search of "punchy, design oriented, colorful" photographs, and worked those subjects as hard as you did when out of the country doing documentary work? and I'll follow up with a challenge: Take a day off from editing your archives. Spend the entire day out and about searching and photographing for and photographing the "punchy, design oriented, colorful" then show us this day's work. Regards, George Lottermoser email@example.com http://www.imagist.com http://www.imagist.com/blog Picture A Week - www.imagist.com/paw_07 On Jan 7, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Tina Manley wrote: > Thanks, George. Ideally, I would make a living with honest, > straightforward, documentary photography. :-( > I would like nothing better, but in today's marketplace I can only > do documentary photography as a hobby and sell my soul > manufacturing the "punchy, contrasty, saturated color subjects and > exploiting those characteristics to the max in their framing and > post processing" that I can lease as stock. And since that type > of photography is really not my cup of tea - I don't do a very good > job of it either. :'( > Oh, for the old days when documentary photography actually sold!!