Like many other creatives, I started my professional life in a completely different industry. I studied Computer Engineering at the University and worked in that field for almost 20 years. But everyone who knows me knows that I am not a technical person: I just didn’t have the love for wires that all my coworkers had. Besides, there was always this creative side of me that I felt needed exploring and that was slowly dying inside of me.
During the years prior to my decision of becoming a photographer I had an internal struggle. I had been working in a great company for many years, I had a steady income, my professional path seemed full of success and I was being given incredible opportunities that were every IT guy’s dream. But I was not happy. I was dangerously approaching 40 and feared that I would end up stuck in a corporate management position watching my life go by.
It took a lot of gut, and a lot of tears too, to finally make up my mind. And I don’t regret it. My life changed completely and all of the sudden Monday’s seemed like an amazing day and the word “work” just sounded like a lot of fun. It was not easy, but it was completely worth it.
Stay with me and I will guide you through the path I followed from doing what I felt was expected of me to becoming the person that I wanted to be.
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