Looking back now, I realize that I’ve never had a choice of which type of photographer to become. Because I always loved to behold nature no matter which scale exactly, were it a landscape in general or any small part of it such as a single flower or a picturesque rock.
The only problem was to find my own mission, something that was not in the World around but suddenly always inside me. Well, no, this wasn’t the only huge problem. When I finally realized what I love to do the most (and it happened only by my 28 or 29), I then spent another 7-8 years making up my mind to remove all that I didn’t love, all that disturbed me, and become a pro in photography.
Actually, already now I can say that I have come a long way. Less or more, I’ve been taking photographs since 2002. There were several-years periods when I didn’t take a single shot but anyway, from Autumn 2015, photography is my everyday life.
Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why now I immensely love to take nature photography, especially landscapes – I have no more time for doubts and waste. And I still have a lot to do, and I still have many tops to conquer. And it inspires me more than ever.