I got a message from Facebook this morning reminding me that two years ago today, Sal Cincotta sent me an announcement about the new issue of Shutter Magazine. It was a fun trip down memory lane, having now contributed to every issue since it started, but it's even more fun to think about today's date, May 3.
It's six years today that I stopped living your dreams vicariously and started chasing my own! May 3, 2009 I incorporated my company in Ohio. I had no idea what I was going to be doing, just knew I needed to leave the nest of a lifetime of corporate security, always working for other people. At that point my career was seven years at Rangefinder/WPPI, two and a half with PhotoAlley, twelve with Hasselblad USA and 17 1/2 with Polaroid. Total it all and it's 39 years working for other companies.
So, it's a Sunday morning and as usual I'm kicking back in a reflective mode and thinking about how much I've learned. Truthfully, as much as I've always learned a lot in every position I ever held, it's these last six that have contributed the most.
So, on this gorgeous Sunday anniversary-of-my-business morning, it's a big thanks to everybody who's played a role, even a couple of trolls here and there. I've quoted Tenneson a few times over the years with, "I am a part of all that I have met!" Well, gang, you're all a part of me and the reasons why I love what I do, along with this amazing industry.
Wishing everybody a wonderful Sunday - and as always a day filled with family, friends, spirituality and hugs for people special in your life. Thanks for your support, your encouragement and most of all your friendship!
5/3/2015 04:13:16 am
you have had a wonderful career, skip. i'm proud to be your friend, and wish you a great future.
5/5/2015 01:47:21 am
Congratulations Skip for chasing your own dream and being your own boss after all these years. Us photographers need people like you to keep pushing us to try harder, push longer and to not give up. You have been this industry's coach for many years and hopefully for many more. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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