I recently shot this assignment of a church support group and it felt like a dry environment to work in. Maybe 12 people were present and half didn’t want to be photographed for sensitivity reasons. It was a big empty church room and the scope of it ran like a church service. So, I attempted to try to shoot things a little more abstract in order to keep my creativity going. It’s not often I get feedback from editors on photos. On these, I was told they were different, in a good way, but the editors wanted to know if I had a general overall shot. Mistake: no i didn’t. Shame on me: yes. I asked if they were too abstract. And I was told, “yeah, at least for you.” What does that mean? Am I not allow to be or incapable of being abstract. Well, bummer either way.