Being a wallflower armed with a camera is my calling in life.
I don’t ask for poses, I don’t manoeuvre and manipulate life to look beautiful. I wait, ready, for when life is beautiful and I take that moment and share it with people.
It’s not easy to aspire to be self employed, never mind in a saturated industry such as photography.
I know I can’t just graduate, get a studio, magic up some clients and start living my dream. I’m not deluded. I am very well aware that I’ll be working minimum wage jobs to support myself for the majority of my life but I am more than prepared to do so.
Showing somebody a photograph of themselves that they genuinely love is the best feeling, I can’t describe it. In this society where most people are comparing themselves to celebrities, social influencers, models etc, it’s almost impossible to be happy with your appearance. Blessing a person with even just one photograph that they can keep for the rest of their lives and feel nothing but joy when they look at it is what I want to do forever.