While on a set shooting a Parah collection, if I’m not wrong because I’m not 100% sure.
I am about me, with more hair, black hair and no signs of white yet!!!
I was living in Lauderdale by the sea those seasons and it was one of the most incredible times of my life.
I don’t think you can have enough money to follow any school in the world, like shooting every day, even more than 1 editorial a day in South Beach and the Keys from the sunrise to the sunset. Then driving my rental car back home at my residence, cooking some pasta for me and my best friend ever, my neighbor Kristen that was modeling for L’Agence those years.
Then a beer, maybe 2, always Corona while sitting in front of our apartments with some other friends living there. A swim, a shower and a goodnight.
Alarm at 5 AM, back to Miami starting again the hard work.
Every single break I was running at the labs, still shooting films, to check the slides and some prints.
So many times I missed the lunch because I really had no time for it.
Well, that was real experience; fight to get that, instead of the most expensive school in the world.
It’s good, no, it’s great to study photography and everything around that, but about experience, let’s focus on that, the most important step to be a photographer one day.
That was one of the best times of my life, I learned so much that it’s impossible to explain.