Busy weeks for me. The sales of my self-publishing editorial projects are going well. Also the sales for my Day of the Dead Photo Expedition in Oaxaca with only few spots left: it will be a fantastic experience for me and for the photographers who joined this expedition in the south of Mexico. With the income from book sales, as well and a photo shoot I recently realized I am thinking to buy a new camera.
I have already completed and sent the articles for June for Reflexmania. As a photo-journalist, my activity is divided between taking pictures and writing, and I don’t consider one more important than the other, both being on the same level both for the time spent and for the degree of satisfaction I receive.
My earnings are derived from both writing and photographing and this makes me proud. Being paid for the job you love is something extraordinary. I have had many professional lives, but for 10 years I have been a professional photojournalist. Earning money from what you love is fantastic: for me it is not even a job so much is the passion that I put into it every day and every moment.
I don’t even accept the idea that a professional photographer doesn’t have fun with photography. I personally still enjoy so much pleasure because I do the things I like and I am not forced to compromise. All over these years I managed to carve out my own role and from this I also get economic benefits. I travel and know so many people.
I owe a lot to photography and writing, and the only way I know to repay all this is to do what I do, every day, with the same passion as always. Now and forever.
I am studying a lot. Writing and photographing impose the need for continuous research. This is the only way I know to improve. I read many academic texts, covering many subjects ranging from psychology to philosophy, from mathematics to art.
Guilty, for one who considers himself a fan of David Lynch, I am watching for the first time season 3 of Twin Peaks (2017) and of course, is always the total madness of a dream world, which was renamed Lynchian. But I find it inspirational as always to feed my visual.
July comes soon. I work hard on deadlines. The light in Mexico is seductive and thinking on the work we will made in the upcoming Guelaguetza Photo Expedition, fills my heart and my brain, with days of unnerving waiting. The idea of travelling is already a travel experience to me.
New books are in preparation (but in the meantime take a look here), but many deadlines are a sort of dam for my hyper productivity. In any case I published something like 30 printed books already this year.
Anxiety and calmness. Up and down.
This year is an important year and I’m riding the wave.