Two months ago, a fellow photographer asked me how my photography business was going and where I was standing photographywise. Although I do reflect on (and worry too much about) my life and photography almost on a daily basis, it was a somewhat unexpected question, but at the same time an essential one as well.
That question got stuck in my head, and then recently, when I was applying for a new international passport, it reappeared. What’s the connection you may ask? Well, I have new photos taken with every new application. I compared several older passport photos with the new one. At that moment I started to reflect on my life and looked back at some major turning points. Did I got any wiser over the years? Am I satisfied with the course of my life and my photography career? Can I already look back on a life well spent? What were the results and consequences of my decision-making? And so on.