I have chosen the title of "Visual Artist"- a broad, but fitting term - to describe myself to employers, fellow artists, and anybody on the streets willing to hear out my shameful need to talk about myself constantly.
I use such a label to do just the opposite: shed them away. I do not see myself solely as a filmmaker, nor solely as a painter, or even as broadly as a digital artist. I write scripts for the visual medium, I capture my views in photographs, and I relay information through imagery and sight. I can't even explain simple tasks to my grandmother without having to diagram it out.
And thus, I am a visual artist. Both in work, and in life. Though, as the years go by, I feel more and more like I live my work. If I'm not planning a film, I'm probably sketching a character who might show up in the next one.