Over the past 2 years I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure to work with a wonderful German photographer on two different projects. He’s a funny, insightful man and a brilliant artist. Much like my father, he’s young at heart and eternally playful.
Our first assignment together was a week-long shoot up and down the California coastline. On the second or third day of the shoot I asked him how he got into photography. He turned me, smiled, and said, “I was impatient in painting.”
Of course I laughed, but he was also telling me something very real and truthful. By identifying what he didn’t have the patience for, he found something that suits him much better. I realized that focusing on what you don’t like can be as much of a guide in life as focusing on what you do enjoy. Pay attention to what makes you impatient and explore other solutions.