Upload & Sell: On
On the subject of blessings, and never knowing who you might meet, one of yesterday's surfers was a young guy who works for the ship building wing of Lockheed-Martin. I introduced myself to him when he was packing up and offered to send him the images I took of him. We talked for a while and he asked if I would be interested in photographing ships, because they have a need.
Reminds me of a dark dreary morning about three years into this adventure. I was in the shower at 4 am so I could catch a 6 am flight to New Orleans to catch a helicopter and shoot a commercial high rise in the area. My doubts were getting the best of me, as they generally do at that time of the morning. I mulled over looking for a second job, or a first one, and doing photography part time, largely because I still doubted that this could work and that it was the plan for the rest of my life.Deep in negative thought I got off the jet and began to walk through the terminal. God said,
Look to the left and right at all the big duratrans displays companies have spent thousands of dollars producing. Do you see a single one that you couldn't have shot better? Right, then loose the doom and gloom, realize that the world is your oyster, and go knock on some doors. This IS what I plan for you, the unlikeliness is just how I do things, so quit trying to imagine the thousands of reasons that it won't work!" The five minute walk through the terminal at New Orleans , and that short sit down with my Creator, was the last time I ever considered the possibility that this exercise might fail.