armis wrote in post #17095199
I've just discovered that the personal photo project I'd been working on for the past year (on and off, would have kept me busy for another few years) has been done before by another, who happens to be a talented and famous photographer I had never heard of up until this morning.
I am kind of bummed right now.
So, those of you who've had something like that happen to them: do we go on, or do we find something new?
Years ago I was a fan of a TV show called "Northern Exposure", about a quirky group of characters living in Alaska. One of them, an artist, decided to build a catapult and launch a cow as a piece of performance art. When he told the local film buff about it as it neared completion, the buff replied, "Cool, just like 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'". The artist, shocked, abandoned the project for a while, but finally completed it and launched a piano instead of the cow.
As the character said, "It's not the thing you fling. It's the fling itself."
Launch the piano. Make your statement.