Yes, this is Kerala, and no, I'm not in Kerala at the moment. Im in New York City as some of you may know. There's no photos of New York yet, simply because I didn't have the time to even pick the camera. I've been incredibly busy attending seminars, a 3 day tradeshow, introducing myself to potential clients, writing emails, replying emails, following up on those emails, did I say emails? Meeting people, looking for meetings and people whom I can show my work to... Doesn't seem as this is the expected work of a travel photographer right? haha
All this is part of a little big adventure I decided to do coming here to New York in order to give it a shot (the 1000th shot give it or take it) at working on what I truly love and I'm passionate about. I really want to head my career into the type of images, stories and things that fulfill and excite me. The type of things that make me jump out of bed excited for the day ahead. What I truly feel is the right way for my career.
I wasn't feeling like I was heading the right direction lately (doing more and more commercial work to pay the bills) but I don't want to refuse to chase the things that fuel my passion day by day and just dream bigger and go for it.
Designed and printed a portfolio, business cards and after many sleepless nights of getting everything ready I made the bags and came to New York with full commitment to chase that career direction.
Often its not seen the great amount of work and how far someone has to go to even start seeing a brief ray of light on making a living out of photography or any creative career. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I love it and won't change it for anything else. Won't be able to do anything else beside this. This is how I am. But here I am 7 years into it and still haven't made it completely. I keep trying, I keep trying. And 90% of the time your work is not even about taking photos. Hope that percentage gets increased anyway haha. I read a quote today that relates quite a bit to this: "Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes" (...continues in first comment).