Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King Jr
Two and a half years ago, I took a leap of faith into the unknown. I gave up my job in the financial world to embark upon a journey in hope of finding my passion. After a year of searching through doubts and fears, I finally found it. It was photography! Through photography, I found myself; I found life. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Yet the road of turning passion into a career can be long and curvy. Just when I was trying to figure out a way to pay my bills and develop myself into a photographer, my old job position coincidentally opened up. I made a proposal to the company to work four days a week with a pay cut. Acknowledging that I could bring tremendous value to the company right away, they accepted my proposal.
For the next year and a half, I continued to work on my craft through taking classes at International Center of Photography (ICP) and working on different projects. By launching this blog site, I hope to share with you my journey, my photography, and the stories behind each photo. I also hope to attract new opportunities so I can make my dreams come true.
Looking back, taking that leap of faith was the best decision I have ever made. I am very grateful to have the support from my family and friends throughout this journey.
For those who I haven’t met, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email to say hello. I would love to hear from you and get to know you more. If you know someone looking for a wedding or baby photographer in the New York / New Jersey area, I would really appreciate if you can keep me in mind and connect me with them.
I enjoy collaborating with individuals who are creative and passionate in what they do. So if you are a musician, dancer, model, or actor/actress, please feel free to send me an email to explore the possibility of collaboration.
How did I take this picture?
This photo was taken at the office kitchen late at night ; ) I turned the lights off and set my camera facing toward the window. The image of me is a merely a reflection from the floor-to-ceiling window illuminated by a camera flash. As I was taking this picture, a colleague of mine suddenly walked in. He was intrigued about why, in the middle of the night, I was jumping in the kitchen with my camera pointed towards the window. I showed him the picture from the back of the camera. He looked at it, looked right back at the window, and said, “How did you see that?”