Is This Photographer Right to Be Ashamed About His Past Work?

Every photographer has a journey, but should any of us be ashamed of how it started?

In a recent post on Reddit, a photographer shared how he first got involved with professional photography: he produced adult entertainment. Struggling to find a photographer up to the standard he wanted, he took to doing both the production and stills himself. After some time, he left the business and walked away from photography. Years later, he’s now looking to reenter the industry but feels ashamed of his past work. The Reddit poster deleted thousands of images, only keeping what he considered to be artistic. Is he right to be ashamed? More so, was it a good decision to erase years of work?

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