These days it feels like every second person buys a DSLR and creates their own Facebook Photography Page. This is why every day it gets harder to get into photography business and get actually paid for the work you do. At times it can be very hard to tell an amateur apart from a semi-professional. No wonder why people expect young photographers to do their work for free. What they don’t understand is that every professional once was an amateur so the question is – how to break free from being seen as an amateur and to become a full-time photographer who can pay bills with an actual money instead of just receiving a permission to use pictures.
Previously I wrote a little bit about People I Met in Norway, Bulgaria and Latvia. This time I want to dedicate my thoughts to Turkey. Actually, to Istanbul, if we want to get more into details. This time story will be not only about foreigners who live here, but about people in general.
This is the third country that inspired me to continue collecting foreigner stories on their life journey in another country. First was the stories of people who live in my own country “People I Met In Latvia” and then it continued with “People I Met In Bulgaria”.
I had a couple of days to spend in Norway and that gave me a chance to collect the following two stories of two couples I met in Norway.
We all have our own stories and reasons why we are exactly where we are. Everyone has their background and no matter what we all share the same sun.
In the time when people are moving all around the world, I decided to share the stories of those who have chosen to make their living here in Latvia.
This is the story of the “People I met in Latvia.”