"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."

 

"We don't see things as they are – we see them as we are."

 

 

INC-RED-IBLE

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.
But.
She is has an attractive personality and big heart on the inside.

You know the saying:
"Not everything is black & white"
TRUE!
Everything is RED.
In your life right now, is there a situation or person - you could see differently than you do?

JUST DO IT!

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!

PUSH YOURSELF

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."

Back to sur-reality!

Sergio, thank you for the awesome welcome!


"Life is like a moving car. It's okay to look behind you sometimes but keep looking straight because life goes on."

PERSPECTIVE

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

We see with our eyes, yes.
Looking at the same thing, everybody sees and feels something different.
People take vitamins and get glasses, to see better.
Taking care of your eyes makes you see things sharper, in focus.
Does it help you to "see more" and to see things differetnly? No!
The eyes are a tool, but you see with your brain and imagination!
We can train the imagaination! How? Look at the kids, they show you how.
That's not so difficult.
The hard part is to look at things, people and yourself with a different perspective.
We have to have courage and awareness to leave behind our old picture of things, people and ourself.
And create a new picture!

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."