I was quite busy over the last few weeks, took a lot of photos and updated the blog pages as you might have seen. There were a few gigs I´ve been to and documented (if the venue allowed so), but I also took some portraits of a friend and just generally walked around London and snapped away happily. These days you will hardly find me without my camera. I even take it with me to the office, in case I see something on my way or just decide to walk around afterward. It feels like I finally found what I didn´t know I was looking for...
When I was younger I didn´t have a creative outlet (at least not one I was good at), I can´t sing to save my life and my drawing skills are limited to flowers and stick-men. I sometimes wrote little poems or stuff, if I felt I had something to say, but this was just for myself (and I sure as hell know that I´m no E. E. Cummings, whose poetry I love).
I took plenty of pictures on my compact camera when I went out with friends, but actually being interested in doing photography came later. I got my first Canon DSLR about 4 years ago, but didn´t really have time and opportunity to pursue it other than the first few weeks. I felt like I didn´t get the results I was hoping for, because I had no clue what I was doing. But then almost 2 1/2 years ago I moved to London and there were all these places to see and almost everyone around me did something creative. It didn´t matter, if it´s writing, music, drawing, etc. You meet so many different people and the city offers you so many things, I just started making more time to take pictures. Who needs 8 hours sleep, right?
I started doing different workshops, first a beginners one to actually make sense of all the settings on my camera, then night photography (which I immensely enjoy), painting with light, street photography, portraiture and so on. I read lots of articles and watched tutorials on YouTube and for the first time I actually felt like that´s what I´m supposed to do. I never knew what I wanted to do with my life, I didn´t grow up thinking I want to do this or I want to do that when I´m older. I didn´t have a plan. But now I do and this fills me with joy. Who knew a purpose could make you happier in life?
Anyway... I´m just thankful for the decisions I´ve made over the last few years. Even if I miss my family and friends from time to time and not everything is perfect, I am where I want to be. I´ve met lovely people, who will be part of my life for a long long time...
I´d love for you to have a look around my portfolio. Let me know, if you like the photos or if you don't. What are your thoughts on all of this?