When working as a creative in a commercial area it is always difficult to appreciate your own work, if your clients keeps calling and paying the invoices it usually means you a are doing ok. Your mother and family will always say you are doing great but when you sometimes have your head in the day to day grind it is difficult sometimes to know you are developing and going the right way in your work. Then sometimes you get a kick in the back ( in a positive way) and you get encouragement and appreciation from someone who is not mum and not have a wested interest in your work and that is just so nice.
The fact that when I had the email from them and they asked to get some images and comments from me about my work I originally thought it to be some form of spam and they would end up saying that I needed to send some money to get my inheritance from a long dead relative.
That was not the case and instead I am very grateful and it really is an ego boost to get appreciation from strangers.
Please have a look at this link and I might add that there are some other VERY good photographers there except me 😉