THANK YOU

This photo is very symbolic for my journey as a photographer.

It is one of my favorites!
Those are my parents in the water.
Without them this photo would have never happenend.
Without them my story as a photographer would have never happened.
700 weeks ago my dad gave me a little compact camera to a very difficult episode of my life.

700 weeks of:

- seeing the beauty around me
- exploring new places
- being more curious about life
- seeing regular things with different eyes
- meeting wonderful people
- being in the moment
- becoming more attentive and appreciative of details
- training my imagination
- seeing people, situations, myself and my past with different eyes

The camera was and is a powerful tool in my life.

Thank you Dotore & Papo for your support and believing in me!

I wish I can give this gift to someone along my path. Who will it be?

TIME

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You can have anything you want.

You can have more and more of anything you want.
But there is one thing you can't have more of: TIME.

This picture was taken a long time ago.
In the beginning of my journey as a photographer.

Wow, time moves very fast. We don't notice, maybe because we don't want to think about our limitations?

I want to make myself aware that my time is less each day.
It sounds sad, but it will force me to be aware not to waste time.

And use it the best way possible, the most valuable, irreplaceable thing called TIME.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

WALLS

We all have them. Some more some less.

We protect ourselves from being hurt.
We hide our weakness, hide our fears. We hide our feelings.
BUT WE ALL have weakness, fears and feelings. WE ALL DO!
I noticed if I put down my walls, the other person is putting their walls down as well.
And that is beautiful.
We are strong by being vulnerable by choice.
Of course, it can happen that we get hurt.
But pain is only temporarily. And it is worth it.
Because walls keep away not only the bad things but also keep away the good things.

Lower your walls and people around you will do the same.
And that is beautiful!

PHOTOGRAPHER

"Every photograph someone takes is also a type of self-portrait reflecting them, because each contains information about the person who made it. Its visual contents metaphorically represent what was important enough to the photographer's eyes at that moment that they chose to freeze it permanently. Even though they may well not be in that picture themselves, every step of choosing where, when, who, how, and why to take any photograph says as much about its creator as it does about the subject matter being recorded on film."

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive."

 

"Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right station."

 

"Whenever I'm asked about the greatest lesson I've learned, my response is: Happiness is a choice I make."

"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."

 

"The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us."

 

PHOTOGRAPHY IS POWERFUL

It changed my life. Once I was lost in my life without a direction. Without hope.

Escaping reality with parties, alcohol & drugs.

My dad gave me a little compact camera. This day was the first day of my new life.
It is crazy looking back how that day changed everything.

It opened my tired eyes and made me curious about life.
The hunger to explore and to understand never stopped until today.

Also because of photography I got to known to wonderful & intersting people.

Laura told me that long time ago one photo of her changed her course of life.

Photography is powerful. Behind and in front of the camera.

"Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life."

 

"Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit."

 

"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."

 

"Don't hurry. Don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So don't forget to stop and smell the roses."

 

EXHIBITION "HAPPY FOUNTAINS"

In Aguascalientes, Mexico.

“It takes darkness to be aware of the light.”

 

One of my favorite quotes!

 

You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes…..


"Go for it NOW - the future is promised for no one."

 

“Life can only be understood backwards - but it must be lived forwards.”

 

"Ordinary people think merely of spending time - Great people think of using it."