Yesterday was D-day. After working for months on my ABUSE project I was ready to show it to a sort of independent jury (photographer, responsible of FoMu, Fotografiecircuit Vlaanderen, CvB) at FoMu who organised this portfolio viewing. Every half an hour another photografer showing off his or her work and receiving feedback. A special feeling I can say. I was pleased to hear that parts of my work has very interesting insights, is daring and has an original approach. Other part of my work were less catchy. I was told why they think that way and how, in their opinion, it could be improved.
The positive feedback on the ABUSE concept was great and rewarding. Most of the pictures I showed caught the attention I was looking for. The square format was perfect and the use of un-sharpness more than pleasing. Sixteen pictures though, were a little to much. Also my choice of background was not always appreciated the way I expected. A pure Black and White would be better I was told.
What do you think (original/adapted B&W)?