Buongiorno! I’m beyond happy about the news I received on the very first day I published my website and I have to say thank you to people like you who encourages me to keep going with my photography. I still can’t say thank you enough to the Showit community for giving me this very warm welcome and I have to be sincere with all of you: it made me cry!
First of all, welcome to my blog: my new “cyber home” where I will be updating you with news and interesting things about my life as a photographer. Second, let me introduce myself: I’m Marian (as you didn’t know it yet LOL) and I’m 100% venezuelan. I was born in Caracas and lived there for many years after the insecurity in my country forced me to look for a brighter future in the USA.
I lived in America for some years, and enjoyed it until the very last day. I consider America my second home and I will always be grateful about the beautiful years I spent in such beautiful country. I’m an attorney by profession and decided to leave everything -including my career- for LOVE. In fact, I think the only reason why God sent me to law school was the result of it: meeting my actual husband at an anti-money laundering conference and falling madly inlove with him to the point of leaving everything I had -including my profession- in order to follow him (If I only knew that when I was stressing out about my final exams, haha!).
Yes, I followed him, because I am a passionate person. Because I looked into his eyes and I immediately felt complete… and I was right. Same thing happened to me with photography. I spent my life, desperately learning everything I found interesting, trying to find the right path for my professional career. Path that in the eyes of everybody seemed very clear. However, that wasn’t so clear to me. I knew my creative potential was there and I only needed to not worry about the people thinking I was crazy.
The destiny paused that moment for so many years because I wasn’t mature enough to embrace this profession without making stupid mistakes. And then the moment came, and I felt ready so I faced photography without any fears, went to a photography store in Lugano, bought all the lenses I needed, took several workshops, attended conferences in remote places, read, didn’t sleep for a while getting inspired by other photographers’ work… and here I am, completely inlove with photography. Completely inlove with my husband who now supports me (after thinking for several months I was having the middle-age crisis at an earlier age LOL). I took my decision almost 2 years ago and prepared myself exhaustively in order to let you know NOW that I’m ready and that I’ve taken the best decision in my life.