Last Sunday I drove to The Whisky and photographed Skum Love's birthday show hosted by You Rock Foundation as a mental health awareness event. Nothing new or nerve wrecking about that. This event would mark my first time covering a show for Outburn Magazine. Again, that's easy peasy. The part that had me terrified was the fact that I also had to write a review for the show. Write. A review. Me!
As soon as I found out that I would be required to write a review to accompany the images I create, I began having baby panic attacks. Nothing serious or crippling, thank goodness, but enough to cause a bit of concern. I want people to see my photographs, I am not shy about that, but to have people read what I write?! That's terrifying.
Where do I even begin? How do I even write a review?! How do I review something that is completely objective? I stopped taking classes in journalism because I found it all to be too dry for my taste. Thankfully, I am allowed to express my own opinions in reviews otherwise I would have hated every word of my own review.
As terrified as I was, I did it. I actually did it. It's not the best review, or even close to expert level, but it's my first, and it's mine, and I did it. It can be found here.