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.
Red is a symbol for danger but also for love.
Two opposite feelings.
Dina and I were talking photos at different places.
But the one with the red light, was the the spot which fit to her best.
She can look dangerous, intense from the outside.
She is has an attractive personality and big heart on the inside.
You know the saying:
"Not everything is black & white"
Everything is RED.
In your life right now, is there a situation or person - you could see differently than you do?
Montserrat and I have never met before. We know each other from Facebook, having a mutual friend.
Recently I saw a photo of her with a turquoise T-Shirt, my favorite color!
I wrote her, that I want to take pictures of her. JUST DO IT.
She replied: "yes!". JUST DO IT.
It was a fantastic evening!
She is a Veterinarian and I learned a lot about animals and her job.
So much fun!
If you follow your impulses and are open for other people's impulses:
You invite life! New experiences, new thoughts and new friends.
Next time there is an impulse in your life: JUST DO IT!
Manuel and I met 10 years ago.
Back then I had a project taking photos of strangers in the street.
Very close and with a hand held flash.
I was not comfortable doing it, but I pushed myself.
Many people where surprised, some even angry.
Manuel, was one of the people I "shot". He reacted positive and started talking to me.
It turned out that he is also a photographer.
Since then we had many photo and video sessions together.
Even if you don't feel comfortable, you can push yourself!
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is rewarding!
Until today I did not have a bad experience while leaving the comfort zone.
Quite the opposite! I got more confident and happy.
The suffering is inside your small comfort zone. Not outside.
Next time your voice in your head is holding you back: push yourself, do it.
"Life begins outside of your comfort zone."