It wasn't my best day... I was tired, exhausted and a bit grumpy (just a bit;)). Trip from Cyprus to Lithuania was long, drive from one side of Lithuania to another in non air conditioned bus even longer... All I was craving for was a good, long sleep. However, I managed to crawl out of the bed, wash my hair and make myself human-looking and go for an interview.
In a cozy and tranquil surrounding of Panama Food Garden in Vilnius, I had a nice chit chat with Aušra Matulaitytė, a journalist, creative writer and a blogger. While we were sipping our cocktails, we talked about the weddings, brides and newest bridal trends...
Until one question came upon: how come you have decided to become a photographer and why weddings? In a brief of a second, my whole photography journey flew in front of my eyes... All my sacrifices, all my stubbornness, all my fails and succeeds, all the people who never believed in me... All those moments I didn't believe in myself... But then I reminded myself:
I am a photographer. I am a manipulator. A magician of light. An enchanter who can stop time, who can make your heart beat faster or take your breath away with one fascinating image. I can whisk you away to places you've never been and bring you back to people and places you'll never see again. I will freeze motion entirely or weave a story into a single frame. I can show you adventures you've not yet imagined, and beauty so petal soft and fleeting you'll see it in your mind's eye forever. I am an artist. I am a spellbinder. I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER.
I will achieve all my goals! I will make myself proud!