Opportunity has to be created. Yes, you can be given an opportunity like I have, but for this specific one, I took a chance.
I sat down. Wrote a letter; mailed it halfway across the world, only for it to not reach it's destination and eventually make its way back to me four months later. I could've left it at that, but I wrote another and sent it again. It was answered and now I find myself in a very privileged situation. I created an opportunity to be given an opportunity if that makes sense?
So right now as I am typing this I am sitting in Zack Arias' studio (The Lab). I've been sitting in his dining room, in their house, on the deck looking out over the backyard. I get to have beer, talk music, eat dinner and laugh with him and his family. I'm lucky! I am blessed! I get to ask him ANYTHING photography related and I am sitting with my thumb up my ass. Where do I begin?
What do I ask? There's so much I don't know and not enough time. So much to learn still and I am in a very privileged position. Some people would probably give their left big toe for this opportunity.
I'm currently experiencing it like this photo below. In a week a month has passed! In 9 weeks I'll be on a plane back home. It's a blur.
Life happens when you worry about this shit; so instead of worrying, I'm just going to let it happen and learn through the experiences and hopefully answer my own questions along the way and maybe have a few answered by Zack as well :)
Thanks for reading