In anticipation of a trip to NYC (tomorrow!), I've redone my portfolio, over the last two weeks. I say I've redone it, but it was really a group effort. I'm grateful that people are willing and interesting in giving feedback, since it seems it's impossible for a photographer to judge his own work with much accuracy.
And most of them said, about the first edit, that there were too many similar images. It's made me realize that, while I like to think/work in series, that recently my series have been really narrowly focussed. While the Octopus series is pretty variable within itself, the Smoke and the Bike Trophy series are very similar.
So I removed all but the best from each series. This has left my book pretty skinny, but at this early phase, I think I'm better off showing a smaller, tighter set of images, than a repetitious one.
Add to that all the printing, cutting, scoring, case-acquiring, promo material collecting, target acquisition and location, and it's been a busy couple of weeks. So, we'll see how it goes!