When I first put this site together and started making my photography more generally available it was with the intention of making money from it. After all I had heard from more than just a handful of people that I should start selling my pictures or that they themselves were willing to pay for them.
Then something changed, it was gradual and perhaps it has been due to my winter experiences or maybe it is something that happens to everyone once they shed the burdens of material possessions. I came to realise that I don’t want to make money out of my photography, I just want to make a living. And to make a living one doesn’t need to make money, they need to live. I live a simple existence, I don’t need all the latest toys or flash clothes, I don’t need to go out every weekend and drop a bundle or have a fast car and big house. In fact after watching HOME these sort of opulent things have come to make me feel uncomfortable and sick with our consumerist mentality.
Most of what I need to live can come from things that other people don’t want or have in abundance. You may have started to hear more about the sharing economy and paying it forward, well here is the deal. If you have enjoyed my photos, maybe I have taken one of you on your very first wave or doing the forward loop back lit by the sun, if you have enjoyed my writing or I have shared something that affected you in a positive manner then click through the tabs below to see how you can share your excess and in doing so share the adventure.
For a good part of the year I am based in Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico where I volunteer at SoloSports. If you haven’t done so already then why not book a trip and come say hi. Or if you really want the adventure come by in winter and give me some company. You can find out more about Punta San Carlos on the SoloSports website.
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