|I'd have a better chance parking here...|
Well, spring has finally sprung, and I've already officially struck out- and then some. Every once in a great while I manage to get up the courage to submit some work for the express purpose of being ignored, humiliated and reminded that I'm too old, out of touch and just not worth the bother. Entered five different competitions this year, and only one remains left to mock, reject and just plain... forget me.
Now, I never thought I'd make it to the NY Times Portfolio Review, that was just a nice (free) pipe dream from the start, same goes for being published in Canteen (even though the Lenscratch consolation prize was a fairly sweet way to be labeled... LOSER!). I did think I had a decent chance, a really decent chance at this Fotofilmic competition meant solely for film users. Man, they either have some pretty high fucking standards up Canada way, or they're just flat out jealous of us true blue citizens of the US of A- you know, the real Americans (sorry, Eric)! And of course, the year started off by getting the boot right here in the hood from the local Bay Area Photo Alliance exhibit. Four for four baby! And now the clock is finally ticking on the last remaining option towards completion of the 2013 perfect storm of humiliation.
Of course, I'm still very much keeping fingers crossed for #5; what's that definition of insanity again? I entered a few photos for The Brooklyn Fence this year under the category of Home- four very strong entries that very much reverberate, relate and speak to that particular theme. There's really no excuse imaginable for them to be rejected- None! I can state that, emphatically and unequivocally, before anyone and everyone.
That and $2.75 will get you on the subway...