A photo is worth a thousand words, but since I’m better behind the lens, let me try and introduce myself in a few sentences.
A while ago I got a Masters degree in Economics, got myself a nice job where I was promoted regularly, got a nice paycheck, all in all – everything was set in stone for me. But I had that itch… An itch that was telling me that I could do something different, branch out and change direction, bring excitement and diversity to my daily routine.
As many of us are, I also am a person of many hobbies and passions, some of them childish (from an amateur’s point of view), like board games and ship modelling, some of them more mature, like IT and – photography as my number one passion. You know the saying, if a person finds a job he loves, he won’t have to work a single day in his life. That was my trigger: I took a risk and started my own business from scratch, with a lot of wind in my sails from family and friends.
Why photo shoots?
When I first started I did all kinds of photography, food, interiors, events, weddings, landscape… All my clients were happy with my work and I could’ve probably picked up any niche to specialise in. So, I picked up the one I enjoy doing the most – working with people, but in a relaxed, natural way. It’s opposite of fashion photography where you’re trying to create a perfect single image with artificial lights and lots of posing. My intent is to capture series of images which will represent a well rounded story, ideally through emotions. Themes vary, from nice vacation, love, family, friendship, sometimes even business.
I still do other types of photography from time to time and I am really proud that I was featured in The Wall street Journal and that I had a pleasure to work for The Washington Post for their Local’s guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Fridge magnets, Apple products, wine, travelling, tv shows marathons, good sleep, chinese food, sometimes gaming… and I love cats! During Covid downtime I discovered hiking and have fallen in love with nature. So, being more active than ever I am slowly switching from wine to protein smoothies, but I prefer to keep a good balance between the two. Latest update, during 2021 I fall in love with running and went from never running at all to 21K in 100 days. Now I am taking it slowly to stay out of injuries 🙂
Some things I am not a fan of
Watching the news, as they seem to feed us with negativity these days. I don’t even visit news portals any more, I just catch some headlines on my feeds. Also I don’t like expensive cheese, warm beer, too much milk in my coffee, cold weather, pop-up and YouTube ads and slow computers.