Have you ever had a dream, which seemed too brave? I guess yes, we all do.
That's why it was a rather strange experience to fly from London Gatwick airport the other day - this is where it all started:
Six years ago was my first flight ever. I was connecting flights at Gatwick and had no money, no portfolio and was speaking the worst English on Earth. What I had was just bare passion, dreams and no fear of hard work.
I had left my studio photography job in Bulgaria and I was heading to the States. For a while I worked as a travelling portrait photographer for a local company, hoping to gain some international experience and to save a bit of cash for my first Photography adventure... which was just a hike in the Alps, nothing more.
Six years, seventy flights and countless cold nights later, I found myself flying on an assignment in the Arctic for the most respected camera brand on the professional market. Just stepping into the very same airport made me think about who I was back then and how much this long journey has changed me...
Have I ever had the wildest idea that I would really do what I am doing today?
Perhaps no, it was too big for me, even unreal for a guy from a small Bulgarian town in the plains, but I just kept on being stubborn and worked anyway, simply loving what I do. I never had a Plan B if it hadn't worked out.
So tomorrow, when you wake up in the morning - go DO whatever you dream of doing, just because you can, damn DO it.
Warm greetings from the dark and frozen Arctic lands,
Vladimir #Arctic #photography #dreams #airport