It’s not so bad. I woke up thinking that my life would be better in black and white… especially winter but like I decided to go outside for the first time in a while and look around and was like ‘crap… it still looks like autumn and all of the colors and stuff.’ and then I took a photo and I smiled a little.
I'm having trouble even finding the path to achieve my goals... Like I know I want to be a photographer. I want it to be a career that I can live off of, but I'm having such a hard time networking and instead, I'm wasting precious time. Or at least that's how I feel since I'm not progressing in that way. Can you relate? Do you have any suggestions?
I can absolutely relate. Networking comes easy for some and hard for others. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time. ‘Making it’ on your lonesome in this world these days is practically impossible. Most people got somewhere because someone gave them a chance.
Do I have any advice? Sure. Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. From friends, family, people you meet by chance, magazine editors, famous photographers, anyone really. The Internet is a big bad place, but it’s also a direct line to almost anyone. They won’t always listen but the more hooks you put out there the higher chance someone may bite.
what do you do for a living in Japan? How hard is it adjusting to the language?
I teach English to children too young to understand its relevance and who’d rather use me as a jungle gym. It’s not so hard to adjust honestly. Interestingly I fall into the same speech patterns in Japanese as I would in English.
Contest is over! Thanks to those you entered. Winners got PM’s so if you don’t reply I’ll give it to someone else. Sorry to everyone who entered and didn’t win but I will do another one soon because I have a show in a cafe here and it’s like 8 photos so I’ll give them away too.
I was thinking today about how unrecognisable to me the person who started this blog was. I actually hardly remember being him. This is just a space where I post photos, but at times it has facilitated the uttermost shift in my ethics and morals.
It has introduced utterly beautiful people into my life.
It has procured all my vaguest uncertainties.
It has taken me to places that once occupied just a cobwebbed corner in my mind.
I love it here. It is mine, but it’s also yours. I hope you stick around for a bit longer.