Hard Work Pays Off

Today more than ever.

Today is my first day of holidays. I've been eager to get off of work for the last few weeks and I can finally say that I'm done teaching this course and that I don't have to go back to work until the end of September. All of this sounds really good, but what is even better is that next week we set off on a roadtrip to the Arctic Circle. We will be on the road for almost a month and our goal is to drive all the way up to the Lofoten Islands in Norway. I'm pretty stoked about the whole trip, and I can't wait to get out.

Traveling and being on the road means that I'll get to shoot new places everyday... and that is pretty much a landscape and travel photographer's dream. I don't think I'll be able to update this website while I am away, because I never carry a laptop on holidays. However, I'll try to post here and there on my social media pages, if we are able to get access to the Internet. 

When I started this post talking about hard work, I was not only referring to my actual job, (I teach English at different companies and schools). What I also meant was that it takes a lot of time and effort to see that I am going somewhere with my photography. For example, I have been serious about Instagram for the past nine or ten months, trying to post daily and creating a consistent body of work. But it's only been a week or so, since I reached my first 1000 followers. This is not my reason to post on this social media, I'm far more interested in getting my work out there, and becoming better at what I love doing. However, it does help and I appreciate to see the rewards that I'm receiving. Nobody is paying me to do this job or to keep this website updated with new work, but if I want to get somewhere with my creativity, I need to keep working and creating momentum. Trying to have a creative and an artistic life is not easy, but I'm enjoying the challenge and loving when I accomplish something important. And today is one of those days, too. 

I've been an avid reader of the Landscape Photography Magazine for quite sometime and I have been published by them a couple of times before. However, today I received an email saying that my photograph from Elgol in Scotland is the cover of July's issue. I couldn't be happier about this, because it's after all my very first cover. So I'm not only going to celebrate that I'm starting my holidays today, but also that my photography is hopefully off to a good start.

You can buy and download the latest issue here

See you in August!