I’m in my mid thirties and I’m becoming more and more concerned about time, and it’s passing in peoples life. I never thought about it in my early years… but as my midlife crisis is approaching, life is becoming more vividly. Seeing how minuscule our time really is it’s showing me to notice things that in other times, never scratched the surface of my bubble.
The holidays are approaching fast, that’s just the way it feels many times. It’s a time of joy & bliss, and of course, for last minute gift purchasing—which is my case this year. Alejandro’s gifts are all backordered…
This entire year I have had the opportunity to get a little closer to myself, to listen to my feelings and act upon my gut’s beliefs and I came to the conclusion that this holiday season I will be giving gifts that make a difference in people’s lives. Yes, it is nice to get that new iPad or any other cool gadget but most of the time this things are not life changing and ephemeral. During the year, I had the opportunity of experiencing new ways of seeing and doing things because of a blog post, an audiobook, or an internet videos show I downloaded or just a link that a friend shared on social media with a kick ass message. These kinds of things usually don’t cost much but a little bit of time… and maybe some money.
It’s that time of the year where everyone is getting ready for the holidays celebration and maybe preparing a family trip…. Very fascinating stuff. In the meantime, I’m preparing orders and editing the gorgeous portrait of Yazmin Izquierdo. Here’s a quick snap for the road.
As time passes I have learned to become in-tune with my emotions. I don’t know when this new way of feeling hit my head. Maybe it was the reach of my mid thirties or the new found love for my children…. the only thing I know is that now I’m a different person when it comes to letting my feelings do their stuff—If not, ask my wife Luz.
I love what I do because it helps me see time. Seeing time is so difficult specially today when it has become the most expensive commodity in our society. We try to spend time doing the things that we love, caring for the people that surround us, and maintaining a balance between work and life and sometimes we forget what’s important.
What’s important to you is the biggest factor that pushes you to do what you do all the time. It’s the reason you wake up at 5:00 in the morning everyday against your will but you do it because you need to do it. Either is because you need to pay your bills—who doesn’t? Or because you are working double shifts to save enough money to finally buy a pair of legs for your dream to start. Whatever the reason is… it will take all of your “free” time. Time that it’s reserved for your family, friends or social life. But if you dedicate yourself enough and keep on regardless of how tired you become—and yes, you will be so tired… it will pay off. At least for some time, because it keeps on moving and we have to move with it, we have to dance the slow waltz and the fast merengue with the same grace and happiness in order to keep the ball rolling.
Quitting Social Media, this is something I’ve been giving some thoughts for a couple of months. Even tough my photography business is very much intertwined with this “social” aspect I just feel I need to make the switch to real human social interaction for at least 6 months…
Here is the thing, most of the time I post on Instagram or any of the social media channels and I can’t rest well. I’m just picking up my phone to see if I see any notifications to just go and check and recheck… It just getting the best of me. I feel that I don’t get to really enjoy whats important and don’t get to do things that will create solid relations with my clients. Of course, I need to use them but in a different way.
This is the outcome of your session. This is what’s going to make everything last and be there for your future enjoyment.
We are in switching times when it comes to technology and the photography industry has been part of it full blow. It has been easier than ever to take photos—as a matter of fact, people from this decade has been the most photographed through out history. Yet we also hold the record for the most lost memories inside our precious devices and computers. We stopped printing photographs… Why?