thank you for 2013

Determined, before my first shoot for 2013 (and ever, with a friend-convinced to be-model :))
I wanted to say THANK YOU. To all of you who visited, read, and took the time to click on the http:// text underlined in blue that took you here. Thank you for the glimpse, the patience to wait while my page or photo loads, thank you for being a part of this blog. Of being a part of the story I’m creating with my photographs and writings. Thank you.

I have a very long way to go, and I don’t even know which way, but I really thank you for visiting. For clicking thousands. I was thinking before that it was just numbers, and I don’t really care much about numbers, but somehow I realized, that there are real people behind the numbers. People who were interested, who cared, who bothered enough. I will not depend on it still, but I’ll never take numbers again for granted. I’ll take them as your faces; ones that I would really want to have along in my journey. So, thank you.

I never imagined that I would be emotional in writing this, but I really am thankful for having your eyes and your ears as part of my 2013. There are many, many great works of art from many, many wonderful and talented and weirdly beautiful people here on the internet, but I really thank you that you came across here.

Thank you, too and of course, to the lovely people who helped me create these images. To my models and makeup artists, thank you so much for saying Yes. For giving your time, your gorgeous smiles, and stories. For those who trusted me to take their pictures these past few months, thank you so much. You all contributed to my dream, and I can never thank you enough. A gazillion thanks.

My work has a lot to grow into; different colors and forms, ideas and emotions to delve into, experiences to have, and my work and I are just beginning. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you for inspiring me to grow even more in the work that I do, for letting me share it with you. For inspiring me not to be afraid and just show up every day. For letting me be myself. For letting me dream, do, and live. Thank you.

I’m blessed because of you. I couldn’t have done any of it without you.

For starting months of January and February, the summer of March, April, and May, for having time on June, July, and August, for moving with me on September, for celebrating my 23rd on October, and for trusting me on November and December. Thank you for an amazing year of photos and stories. I’ll see you 2014.

Hope to hear your voice too. Write up.

With love,