#REPOST from PV alum, @samkat. So proud of this one and all of her accomplishments! 👏🏻✨📸 ・・・
Im not sure how to write this without coming across scripted, typical, or even self absorbed, but I can’t pretend I’m not feeling the way I feel.
When I started my career almost ten years ago it came out of a need to create. It happened naturally out of love for the visual arts and a need for self sufficiency to make it on my own.
As my photography path forged, I struggled to figure out how the hell I was supposed to make money, be an artist, show my work, don’t compromise, and make a living, all while enjoying the ride. Somehow through many changes and steps I made it work, my own weird way.
What I’m getting at, is that I could have never imagined that one day there would be ten thousand people looking at my work on a daily basis. That I would be able to, so easily, share my photos with people around the world. That I could create, curate, manifest, and share whatever work I wanted to, without any limitations. Having ten thousand people looking at my photos every day is a dream come true. Connecting with clients all over the world is a dream come true. Traveling, meeting people, working, shooting, telling stories... it’s all a dream and I never wanna wake up. I worked so hard for so long chasing a lifestyle that at times I didn’t even believe it was possible, and now that it’s all happening I’m so afraid it will stop. Thank you for making my dreams come true. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. I am not quite there yet, but I am getting so close.
“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring” David Bowie said that, and im pretty sure it was my graduation quote… it still stands. For real, thank you for coming along.