I care and a lot. Thanks for all the messages and thanks for coming back. I’m just not that social person. I don’t live my life looking at how many likes or dislikes I have for a post. I never look at the stats but of course the people managing my job for business they all do.
I’ve never been interested in a project or a cover or a feature if I was not totally into it.
We can’t judge somebody’s work depending on his/her likes or social connections. Mostly in the artistic area there’s people judging your work today like sh.. and in a few years like gifted. When I met people in the last 25 years around the globe telling me how to shoot, or forcing me to shoot teathered I always said fu.. it and I moved away.
Because I respect the people, everyone around me and I pretend respect for me and my team when I’m working.
Anyhow, when I’m not publishing something my website goes down with the stats but as soon as I publish a post and I share it on a social the website goes up like crazy and I get really close, like today, to become the most… followed (not for likes but for website visitors), the most famous, the most inspiring visual creative, in the all world (they keep on saying to me).
Our website starts recording numbers and numbers and they drive me crazy to use much more of the socials.
And even if… yes I did a lot in the past and a little less in the last 6 years… you guys are still a lot and when I say a lot I really mean a lot.
I never really wanted to stop, I just realized it was time to change something in my life. So I took my life on a easier level, being part of my daughter’s life for 6 years while planning for new projects.
I know covers are important, even your name on a huge campaign or 10k likes on your facebook page…
It’s not for me. I mean, I’m grateful for any single like or comment or sharing but I do not judge my life depending on those things. I just judge my life through my daughter’s eyes. When she’s smiling I know I did a good job as a father.
Photography is still my passion, but not depending on the other’s opinion.
When I was 20 or 30 and the chance to get 100 covers a year I always said no because I was never interested to work in Miami or whatever with great models and what they call “editorial budgets” for a few bucks just to be in a cover of a magazine while the art director and the 2 fashion editors were flying there with business class budgets to stay in a 5 stars hotel and telling me how to shoot and the model how to pose, knowing like Zero about those things.
I never needed those steps on my way and today I’m happy I made these choices.
So, thank you for coming back. You know I will never change but I can try to be a little more social or at least to publish something more.
One more time, thanks again.