My journey begins in New York

Hello, this time I would like to put aside the food photography and instead, I’d like to share a personal experience with you. Right about 10 years ago I started a journey that would change my life in many ways.

One of my dreams has always been to live in New York, and in March 2007, thanks to a job opportunity, that dream came true.

Why am I telling you this story? Because it shaped me from a young, stupid and arrogant man unto a mature, less stupid and self-confident adult… It took me 10 years to realize that, though.

But most important, I fell in love with photography and its ability to stimulate the mind and the spirit. With my first pay cheque, I bought a camera and spent the whole time documenting my time there. I was the happiest living in New York and that’s all that mattered. Here’s my story:

I got a live-in job in Westchester County, the place was amazing!

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Particularly impressive during fall and winter

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Work was ok, nothing special; we were just a bunch of foreign, horny kids doing some waiting for year and a half.

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That’s me on duty with the drinks cart.

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I was in New York and nobody could take that away from me!

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Photography made things easier and I was getting to know my photographic eye. I was fascinated by the architecture and the street scenes

I was so lucky to be face to face with the most amazing art collection

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I saw my heroes at the old Yankee Stadium

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Even witnessed Mo’s legendary cut fastball

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Went to a few concerts and saw how special NYC gigs are

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Met some of my favorite musicians

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I had a go at golf

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But realized that it wasn’t my thing

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So I kept photographing things and eating hot dogs and pretzels

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And gained a lot of weight

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 I loved everything about New York

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But never understood American’s obsession with flags

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What I cherish the most are my friends

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And the best thing is that I met the woman that makes me the happiest

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