Friday, 30 January 2009

pursuing passion

Nikon D80 | 1/25 seconds | f 4.8 | ISO 100 | 48 mm [left side]
Nikon D80 | 1/30 seconds | f 4.0 | ISO 100 | 26 mm [right side]
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Just a week ago, a new friend of mine, Steph, told me that I must have a lot of photographic “benefits” from the fact that I’m a journalist. I laughted immediately as I read his email and replied at once: actually nothing that I do at work doesn’t implicate me taking photos. Still, my mind remained set on his words, and, unconsciously, I searched for opportunities. Said and done. In this January edition of the magazine I work for, standing proud and smiling are… my photos. I didn’t realized until I saw the printed version of the magazine, even if I selected them and decided what and where should be put. I must confess that it was a nice feeling to know that over 25.000 people will see my photos, although I sign every month at least two or three articles. Don’t know why, but it is not even close the same feeling.

The article is a cover story about a branded convenience store, named Oliviers and Co., who’s 85th boutique opened recently, thru a franchiser, in Bucharest. I gave you just one shot of these series: an imaginary ball made from little, tiny, bottles filled with extra virgin olive oil made in Provence, France, concept that is actually a trade mark for the store’s layout in the whole world. The article was written by my colleague, Andreea Ion. We made a pretty good team in this formula too.
It is not quite in my photographic target this kind of shots and I’m sure there are skilled and techniques needed for posing objects, but I really like the outcome.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”
Thomas Edison[American inventor and businessman.1847 – 1931]

14 comments:

EYES WIDE SHUT said...

I can only begin to imagine the thrill of having work published, and twenty five thousand viewers! That's awesome. Congratulations on your work and undoubted skills

sherri said...

Magnificent patterns and color. Very creative with a wonderful outcome.

Tudor said...

you have done it indeed. maybe not in the way you have really wanted, but it's a great start. oh, and you could have not been more right, most people don't know how to recognize an opportunity even if it hit them in the face :)
you know, I must say that your photographic skills are every day better.

Steph said...

Wowww, congratulations.
Love the style, continue :)

Michael Rawluk said...

Congratulations on getting your photos in the magazine!
I really like this shot of the bottles. Beautiful colours.

Cath said...

Joli!

MikeH said...

Thanks for visiting my place, love the creative presentation of your image. Congratulations on having your images published and viewed by 25k, I get excited when I have 5 comments...

Ivar said...

Congratulations, thats awesome, I can only fantasize on how that must feel. Very cool.

Andreas said...

Tolle Fotos, ich mag die leuchtenden, gelben Fläschchen.

don said...

Congratulations on having your photos appear in the magazine! Now the door is open and you'll watch for more opportunities to tie the writing and pictures together. Well done.

fivebyfour said...

2 very nice images, great idea to put them together, I would never have thought of that! Congrats on having work published too, I bet it won't be the last time! :)

lasiate said...

Ah ah le monument au morts de toutes les amourss exclusives

aleksarus said...

Good foto! Nice for stocks

dj.tigersprout said...

just amazing -- that yellow is so delicious!!! a moving and engaging double shot!! bravo!!!