I recently exhibited at the Wedding Salon in New York City. The title of my exhibit was: The Body of my work.
After shooting over 600 weddings in 12 countries for over a decade I can finally start to have a body of work. I also believe that a having body of work puts you in another league of photographers and artists. It shows dedication to the craft and art.
I want to encourage photographers and artists who have been in your industry for more than 7 years and feel frustrated. I know how technology has opened up your field and you fight against so much new talent every day. Think about the sum of work you have done. Be encouraged by that and the many stories you have told and seen. The new talent has a long way to go to stand the test of time.