No, I don’t call myself a professional photographer in the traditional sense or definition (one who derives the majority of his income from paid photography), however, I would not mind being “there” some day. Nowadays, it seems that EVERYBODY calls themselves a photographer. For example, just consider how many cell phones with a built-in camera are in use today and the amount of people who subscribe to Flickr.com. This fact alone should make me want to run the other way, not to mention the bad economy and the diminishing demand of print media.
But, there is this obsession I have of making pictures and then in finding an enormous amount of satisfaction in the images I create. That satisfaction has been the reward for my personal work. So, regardless of whether or not I get paid an income from photography, my obsession with the medium remains the same. It would be a dream-come-true if photography was the only thing I had to do in order to make a living.
So let’s see what the photographic future has in store for me… In the meantime I’ll be taking pictures.