“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”   Steve Jobs

 

Today I am a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, based in the New York Tri-state area. But this is not where I started out… It took me years of experience to discover MY story and how it is now intertwined with telling YOUR story through the art of photography.

I always enjoyed creativity. I was intrigued by interesting shots. They seemed to have a mystical story of their own.  Ironically, my career started with the science of numbers. The scrupulousness of bookkeeping was my first phase. Can you see the connection? I didn’t yet- then. Graphics and Marketing followed. That was getting me closer. I was starting to incorporate my creative sense into my profession. And then, I chanced upon the lens. I found myself in awe of its infinite potential and the creative freedom it tolerates.

Ever since, I have kept at it enjoying every minute of it.  There is nothing more rewarding than being able to spend so many of your waking hours with something that gives you so much pleasure and inspires those around you.

Looking back, working with numbers proved to be a strong exercise in diligence. As a result, today when I am only satisfied with optimum outcomes, the task of perfecting shots to obtain my high standard is engrained second nature.

Can you see how the dots follow?

I do, and reminiscing about it makes me realize how every day is a new connection. Every project is a new opportunity.  There is a story to tell, and dots- through images- that should be connecting products with clients, business with profit, and YOUR vision with the world out there.

I love what I do, and I invite you to join me in sharing your story.

Dee