Tuesday, February 02, 2010
This topic has been coming up a lot lately amongst friends and photo peers.. so I am just going to toss the question out into the wind and see what comes back. Answer honestly in a comment and please feel free to comment anonymously and with as much or as little detail as you would like.
Of those who currently call NYC home:
A) How many of you love living in New York and want to call it home for good? (satisfied with cost of living, population, job availability, artist community, etc)
B) How many of you enjoy/like living in New York for now but feel obligated to stay for career reasons? Why/how? Where would you rather live?
C) How many of you are unsatisfied with living in New York, but feel it would impact your career/be too difficult to find employment if you moved away? Why/how? Where would you rather live?
D) Do you feel you have to live in New York to make it as an artist/photographer? What other cities do you feel have similar potential, if any?
E) What is most important to consider when looking at cities to live in? (ie: career/job potential? quality of life? cost? cleanliness? ability to network? accessibility? public transport?)
F) For those of you considering a move to New York in the near future, what is the main reason for wanting to move? How long do you plan on staying?