“Every day I remember my dream and I fight for it!” With @florentbar_art - Winner best of the week 24 at #nomadict / “My name is Florent Barberet and I am a 25 years old photographer from France. Thanks to your votes I am sharing with you all my story. So, thank you for that!
I started doing photography some years ago when I was a BMX rider back in 2013. At first photography was a nice way to capture the tricks me and my friends did, but it became something else really quickly.
My first DSLR was a gift from my dad, a little canon 1100D, not the best camera in the world but enough to keep me motivated to learn as much as possible about photography.
Unfortunately, in 2015 I broke my cruciate ligament twice, so my career as a BMX rider ended. So, I decided to dedicate my time entirely to photography. And this is how it became a real passion. At the beginning I was shooting a lot of sports, but I was not satisfied. Eventually I figured out that hiking and photography was the perfect combination for me.
The same year my career as a rider ended, I did my first solo trip through the Alps with my homemade camper van. This experience convinced me to keep traveling in search of adventure. Ever since I have been doing solo trips seeking to find unique spots and especially the best lights. Some people may think that I am obsessed with the perfect photo, but the truth is that I love improving my skills and finding the best version of myself.
I don't consider myself an accomplished photographer and I know that I still have so much to learn and so many more pictures to take. Yet, I truly hope I can make a living as a landscape photographer one day! I know it is going to be hard since there are so many talented artist out there. But I will keep learning and improving my skills until that day comes, of that I am sure!
For the time being, photography allows me to convey my emotions and show people how I interpret my adventures in the wild. Every day I remember my dream and I fight for it! So tell me, how am I doing?" 🙂 Congrats @florentbar_art ! Now you have access to the final prize, $500 in cash!
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