Life After Social Media: The Return Of Creativity

March 31, 2021  •  1 Comment
It has now been three months since I left Instagram and Facebook and since my iPhone is no longer my loyal companion. In fact, I replaced it with a fixed lens camera that is as analogue as a digital camera can be. Life after social media is surprisingly calm and creative. Many hours are spent quietly doing research for books I am planning to wri...
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Ending The Numbing

February 16, 2021  •  7 Comments
"How much life do I exchange for followers and likes?" This sentence persistently showed up on the pages of my journals over the past few years, nudging me to find an answer to this question, urging me to take action. Taking action took a long, long time, but when I did...it resulted in a life lived with a sense of meaningfulness, a sense of purpo...
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2020 Moments Of Magic

December 24, 2020  •  1 Comment
Photography has always been my escape from the sometimes harsh reality and my tool to help me find a more magical side of reality. After my world came tumbling down this year, it was harder than ever to pick up my camera again and see beyond the heartbreak, to regain my belief in the beauty of life itself. After months of sorrow and grief the mome...
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Fear of Failure as My Loyal Companion

December 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
No matter how much fear of failure has stopped me in the past of doing what I wanted to do, these days I regard it as a very loyal companion. It is there for me all the time just to give me a sign when I am about to do something that is beyond the boundaries of my comfort zone. It is my alarm system when it thinks I am about to do something I have...
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Originality and Authenticity

September 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Whilst I was working on an individual masterclass in the past few weeks and talking to several people about authenticity in photography, I once again noticed that originality is perceived differently by different people. Some photographers I talked to were adamant about wanting to be different and others are relying on expressing what naturally spo...
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