And so, life happened. Last post and update that I had officially made to my photography portfolio has been in October of 2015. “Serge, what the gosh darn heck?” you may be asking. Your answer lies in the first sentence of this post. But I owe my followers an answer. So, I will tell you what happened! I found out that I was going to be a father.
I fought valiantly against corporate greed and seduction of time sucking activities. But, when it came time to help my wonderful wife to prepare for the birth of our amazing son, there was no battle to fight. Do I still love photography? Yes, I do. Am I planning on returning to this wonderful medium? Less planning, more hoping.
So, what have I been doing with my life? Well, I have been writing a story. “SERGE!” you may yell, “HOW CAN YOU WRITE AND NOT TAKE PHOTOS?!” That is elementary, my dear reader, I write on the train if I manage to stay awake.
Writing has been my passion since early childhood. I always felt inspired and had ideas twirling around in my head like tiny little ballerinas. But twirling was all they did. Not until August 6th, 2013 could I put together ideas and thoughts into one coherent package. What happened August 6th? I decided to play a joke on my friend and I started a blog called Chronicles of Bimbly.
Little by little my audience and my content grew. What started out as a joke lead to well over a thousand pages of verse, poetry and pictures. This is also the reason that I will be rebranding my site and social media to not just reflect my photography work, but also my writing. Mainly my writing for the next foreseeable future.
When I started with photography, I was completely clueless about the industry and the challenges that I had to overcome. All I had to go on were my skills the following advices I heard either from my parents or some cheesy TV show: fake it till you make it, practice makes perfect and when taking each picture, take it with intent of making others weep with joy when they look at it.
Now, as a completely green, about-to-be-self-published author, I am entering the book industry with about as much information and guidance as I had with my photography. I was told that I had to have a blog to help my readers connect with me. So, here goes nothing.
Well? What are you waiting for? Start connecting!