Sat 9 Feb 2008

This week I quit my regular job of radio imaging production to follow my passion for photography.

I've been in commercial radio production for eleven years and taking photos has been my other true love since the beginning. I've had plans to push the photography for a while, but getting up at 3:30am each morning for my regular radio gig is not exactly condusive to putting in the effort that I reckon is needed to give my photography a serious go.

Doing audio production for the Cage breakfast show on Triple M for the last five years and audio production in general has been an absolute blast, no doubt about it, and I will continue to do the odd freelance voice-over and production gig around the place, but now I can choose my hours and give my picture-taking obsession a decent crack.

It's scary as hell, but I haven't taken a decent risk in a while and it's definitely time! While I'm taking a giant leap of faith into the unknown, the feeling is incredibly liberating.

It's only at times like this do I appreciate that the universe always manages to keep itself balanced. Security means mediocrity and great reward only comes with great risk. You want something, you gotta pay for it.

Allow me to quote from one my favourite authors, Kahlil Gibran: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite... I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guests in your house. Surely you would not honor one guest above the other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the love and the faith of both.