HOT & COLD
I had quite a hot and cold moment when both media approached me for an interview. Since the beginning I wanted Wanderbites to be less of me, more on food, travel, and whatever stories in between. But I also wanted it to be personal. That's why my food reviews are as if I were speaking to you in eye-to-eye.
In that spirit, I finally decided that it wouldn't hurt to come out of the shell once in a while, or more appropriately : come out of the green bowl that's been shadowing my profile picture for the past two years in the 'about me' page.
ME & YOU
I wanted you, Biters, to know that this guy right here is alive and human. The guy behind every drooling pictures and mouth-watering paragraph. Yes, when you're reading the stories, you are experiencing what I went through. And no, when you put comments you're not speaking to the giant W! logo, despite of its consistent appearance.
Speaking of comments, it is one of the things that kept me doing what I'm doing. For me it is your form of appreciation. I read every single line with a smile. I would be lying to say that I'm not happy when I got the copy of CLEO's January edition and when I read the feature on FARRAGO. Thank you for the appreciation. It speaks to everyone in this profession.
The question that's been asked frequently by Cleo & Farrago was:
I guess the only answer to that is passion. The same thing if you ask MJ: why basketball? or Awie from Axioo: why photographing wedding? It's built in. There's this inexplicable sense of being toward a certain subject or activity. That when I do it, I feel alive. Sure I get tired, but also energized emotionally.
That's what food photography do to me. I hope you discover your passion too.
Although I've been writing since 2009, its not until the end of 2010 that I started posting food reviews religiously. And its not until mid 2011 that I had my first (paid) commercial photoshoot.
From a simple hobby to making a living out of it. Its a long journey and not one free from struggles of course. I had my ups and downs. This is one of the ups. While we're at that, I'd like to thank you Biters, everyone who's reading, fellow bloggers, foodies, photographers, and friends who have supported me in one way or another. =D
Here's a readable link to both article:
Food / Travel Photographer & Storyteller
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