Creating photos over time is a cumulative process. We create a lifetime collection of many individual images that taken together are our body of work.
Within our greater body of work are smaller bodies. It’s like solar systems within a galaxy.
Collectively our bodies of work express our style and interests. Over time our style will change and may even change between collections depending on what we are photographing. Our interests may also vary widely.
It is useful to think of our work in this broader context. Not every photo we take and keep will be great but all together they are our best work.