Why should you follow this blog?

I’ve been thinking about this for a very long time now; why should you, anyone read my blog? I’m not a thought leader or an influencer, I don’t have the looks either, I wear plain black or gray clothes because they’re easy to match and replace plus they don’t cast any colours into my subjects. I’m not even financially independent so I can’t sell you a lifestyle. I’m just an ordinary food photographer so what’s the point of having a blog?

Nowadays, everyone seems to have an influence on each other’s life; everyone has a podcast, writes e-books, sells workshops, blogs about any subject and they also give chats and become life coaches.

I’m a professional food photographer, I have been published in several national and international publications, I’ve shot cookbooks and built a network of loyal clients all by myself and making photographs is my job, and my hobby as well; I love what I do and people seem to like the work I produce. It doesn’t pay millions but it allows me to have a great life but as any other freelancer knows, there are good months and bad months.

Discussing that with friends and peers, they’ve suggested getting into the influencer train and “hack my way into success” running workshops, doing podcasts, getting newsletter subscriptions, and sell a whole bunch of crap they don’t really need but will buy because they all want to succeed. I should then hang out with them and drink shit beer made in a basement.

To tell you the truth, I’d rather not! I don’t want their money, I don’t want to promise them a success built on empty words. I want to carry on being myself and sticking to my principles and writing about the holiday I dream off or the model I shoot with last weekend.

I’ve changed the format of my blog a few times now but I can promise you I’m not going to sell you any shit here, you won’t see any ads; you won’t see a link to my bio to buy the gear that I use,

All I know is I want to share my thoughts and experiences with you and I hope that’s more than enough for you cause I’m just an ordinary guy doing an awesome thing called photography.

So, If you like my stuff, subscribe to my blog, If you don’t that’s cool too, who cares about my opinion anyway?

Until next time.

Xav.

 

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