I meant it to sound differently when I said 'make life look better' what I meant for it to mean was...
When you go through life, your eyes take in thousands of images every day, and the way I see it - you see a tree, it's just a tree, you see anything: a building, a flower, the sky, that's what you see. But using a camera you can then achieve fantastic artistic and technical decisions related to the image. You can turn a simple daisy into a beautiful extreme close up with great depth of field, and it will look amazing. Turn the sky into an awesome time lapse, begin shooting and sun rise and have the camera follow the sun throughout the day as it sets and turn 24 hours into a one minute piece. The possibilities are endless. That's what I meant by 'making life look better'
Your work, to me, is incredible. Each movie is unique in it's artistic and beautifully detailed 'reflection of reality', as you said. Sorry if it came across any different and if I offended you. I am a true fan and love your work.
I won't ever stop what I love, I just felt as though I wanted someone to recognise what I can do. Rarely I get the chance to show my work to great people in the industry: Chris Dickens, Edgar Wright, BBC, Working Title etc, and when I do they love it, and are usually surprised at my talents. But that is a rare occasion, and maybe felt others were missing out on what I was creating as I love to share my work. You're right, it's not a perfect world, it's far from that, but I will continue to create movies, and just shoot everything as it's what I love to do. If in say 10 years no one recognises my work, then fine, I still do what I love and what fills me with joy.
Film is my life, I work stupid hours usually 10pm til 4am, or 4am until 10am, so I can pay the bills and have the rest of the day to shoot and edit something, or photograph something, I even love to sit and watch movies taking notes all the way on narrative, structure, framing, etc. I love it all