From the price of that house I purchased a flat somewhere else while I was at university studying sociology, but I had the itch, that I was missing something. I needed something. I needed something else other than what I had. So, the moment came when I realized, I needed a camera.
At that time my financial situation clearly wasn’t at the stage where I could easily afford anything like that, and basically in a blink I decided to get rid of the flat, and invest the capital into photography equipment, and move into college.
I got all sort of statements from people, including ‘crazy’, ‘insane’. They explained me with the enthusiasm of a financial advisor, how bad decision it was, because having that flat is always safe, and I knew nothing about photography in general.
I was crazy, but I had not much to lose. Having a flat is safe, but what did they know about being unsafe? I didn’t even know how to turn on a camera, but I had all the courage to learn everything. After all, this was the best decision of my entire life.
Years after, the pieces started to fit together. I sensed I always had the power in me to turn all negative things into positives whatever they were, it looks as though this decision was the most important of all,to cure the lack of memories.
I settled down with my own family and took a million pictures of them. So, I made my decision: if I can do it of my wife, my son, and myself, then I can do it for others too, so I will.
Portraits: they are everything. The best thing today is that I can provide you, your children, any of your family members or friends something I never had, the legacy of you.
Winning the awards is satisfying, but making people time travel is epic.
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