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Looking Back At My Photography Career

My office desk at home

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.

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An Endless Road

Back in 1988, when I heard Tracy Chapman’s song Fast Car for the first time, I had no real clue as to what she was singing about. I was too young to even comprehend. But somehow, the song has been stuck in my head ever since.

Only years later, I more or less understood the underlying meaning of the lyrics: the song’s narrator wants to escape her poor and miserable life but faces the harsh truth when it becomes clear she is trapped in the same hopeless cycle of poverty as her parents. It’s also about the disappointment of chasing dreams which will never be fulfilled. I have no personal similarities with such a family situation, yet I can apply and implement some parts of the song’s lyrics into my own life.

An Endless Road

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