It’s hard sometimes to believe that without a full time job I can be so busy. If only I was making the kind of income that I make when I work full time! I do have a few part time consulting gigs at the moment – though only one pays actual cash, the others are both for equity, if and when something should develop. This is actually important, and not for the money aspect. As I told someone earlier today, every day I have meetings, every day I go out of the house with some definite purpose or set of tasks to accomplish. I’m not just sitting around in my underwear playing video games waiting for the phone to ring. The consulting gigs, the photo studio, trying to get my own photography together, searching for a full time job … it keeps me going.
Speaking of the photo studio, this past weekend PASM hosted a workshop led by American fashion photographer Emily Soto. Here’s a shot of Emily and her husband Vic, who does 3D character design and animation.
It was great fun with a great crowd. Fashion photography’s not an area of interest to me but I enjoyed meeting a lot of talented people – the two gorgeous models were an extra bonus.
(Note on the above – I was not taking the workshop, I was doing behind-the-scenes photos. I couldn’t resist grabbing some shots of the models but I wasn’t set up with a trigger so not using Emily’s lighting set-ups, just working off available light.)
As you can probably guess from the picture of Emily and Vic, following completion of the sold-out workshop I brought them up to Sai Kung for a seafood dinner, followed by dessert at Sweetheart Dessert (doesn’t get as mobbed as Honeymoon Dessert but also quite good).
They’re in Asia for a few more weeks with upcoming seminars in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.
As for me, my life returns to my “new normal” – job hunting, meetings in coffee shops and bars around town, some work from time to time, figuring things out ….