Lately I have found myself standing at a crossroads, unsure of which my path forward. Today, I want to share with you my personal journey of stepping out of my comfort zone, embracing uncertainty, starting something that I have not done before and finding fulfilment in that.
The Call for Change
I had been working as a photographer and shooting with models for about five years now. Photography was a hobby to me – capturing moments taking images of people was my way of expressing my creativity and something that gave me joy and helped me to keep my sanity and mental health.
A Different Perspective
In my last podcast episode, I shared an experience that shifted my perspective on what photography means to me. The shooting with Kira was a photo shoot unlike any other, one that made me see my pictures in a whole new light. It sparked a fire within me, igniting a desire to transform my hobby into something bigger.
I’ve always had artistic ambitions and suddenly I got the notion that I could realise my artistic vision
The Inner Journey
One thing that drives me is to always get better at what I do – to take better pictures and to develop my artistic expression. This experience left me wondering:
Could I repeat that experience – how to create images that will have the same quality and give me the same sense of fulfilment.
And if so, what do I need to do to bring my photography to the next level.
It was a deep inner calling, urging me to push my boundaries and discover my full potential. I knew it was time to pivot and take a leap of faith.
I am a man of opportunities and I love to design my life as things show up and feel right to me.
Opportunities often come knocking when we least expect them. Out of the blue, I received a message from two models in Spain expressing their interest in collaborating with me. They asked me if I would like to organise a workshop with them. It was an opportunity I had never considered before, but something inside me whispered, “Say yes.”
Designing the Workshop
With newfound excitement, I embarked on the journey of designing my very first workshop. Designing a workshop requires a different set of skills and exposes me to completely new challenges. One of my character traits is that I am willing to accept new challenges.
How hard could it be? I have never designed a creative workshop before, but I felt very confident that I could do this.
I envisioned an experience tailored to aspiring artists and photography enthusiasts like me. I wanted to delve into expressive portraits and storytelling through photography, offering a fresh and authentic perspective that empowers the participants to go beyond the superficial and deliver something meaningful and impactful.
The Joy of Teaching and Sharing
Teaching others has been a revelation in my personal and artistic development. It’s an incredible feeling to see aspiring artists grow, inspired by my insights and guidance. Sharing my passion has become a source of immense joy and fulfilment. Being their coach and empower them to achieve their goals and articulate their artistic vision on a higher level was something that I always had inside of me but never dared to realize.
I’ve discovered that by helping others unlock their creativity, I also unlock my own.
The Value in Authentic Connections
I believe the importance of authentic connections. We live in a world dominated by superficiality and perfectionism. I strive to capture raw emotions and genuine expressions. I want my work to resonate on a deeper level, to leave a lasting impact that makes viewers think and feel.
Stepping into the unknown and pivoting my photography career has been a transformative experience. It’s taught me the value of embracing uncertainty and taking risks, even when the path ahead is unclear.
I quickly learned that confidence grows when we step outside our comfort zone and face our fears head-on. I embraced the challenge, knowing that it was the right path for me.
The path forward will reveal itself to those who have the courage to walk it.