She asked “where do you see yourself in 5 years”. What a great opening question.
What to do first? Settle on what you want the world to see. Give the project a name that has action. Present it to the world through reviews. My second review was at Photolucida in Portland Oregon. Mary Virginia helped me clarify who to see and how to chose my words to describe my work and how to take into account the person you were seeing. I saw Ms. Krist from National Geographic. My work was then seen on Proof:National Geographic followed by great comments, other articles written, prints sold and more.
Her enthusiasm is infectious. She has so much to offer, so many insights into the weaving of the business world and the artist; so many ways of moving a career forward. She is the genuine teacher. Helping to focus on who you are, what you want to say and how to say it is just the beginning.