How I ended up doing what I do

Some of my readers have asked how I ended up being a photographer and doing what I do full time. So, since we are in this season of reflection, I thought it’d be a good idea to answer to that question with probably the most personal experience I’ve shared since I started writing on this journal.

My Biggest Fear Just Happened!

So it happened, my biggest fear, well one of many but probably the worse and the most embarrassing. I thought that was the end of me, the end of my business and that I would never ever be hired again as a professional food photographer.

Film: A Failure of the Imagination

Since opening its doors in 2015 until the very last service this summer, I had the privilege and honor to document the life and work of the UK’s first zero-waste restaurant, SILO.

In Pictures: Snaps from Italia pt IV – Roma

I have a mixed feeling for Roma, I loved the city, the architecture, the culture, the language, the light, the history, the mysticism, romanticism and mythology of every corner but all this, at least to me was spoiled by three details that I wasn’t prepared for:

FAQ: The different stages of a photographer

Hey Xav, I consider myself an experienced enthusiast or semi-pro photographer and I’ve been stuck at this stage for a long period. I wanted to know your opinion on this and if you think there any stages or levels of photographers from beginner to pro and how I can make the move to pro?

FAQ: Martial arts & Fitness

I just finished editing some shots I did for The Box Fit here in Brighton so I thought, what a great opportunity to show them off by answering to some of the more common questions I get asked on the subject.

Is Photography Becoming Too Computational These Days?

Is photography becoming a lot more computational and technological? I thought about this recently while waiting to depart at the Thames Water Bus. I overheard a conversation between two photographer friends discussing the resolution on their cameras and how everything can be fixed in Photoshop.

In Pictures: Snaps from Italia Pt II – Firenze

This time, I want to share the snaps of what is now one of my favourite cities that I’ve visited. Every corner if the old town feels mystical in a way and Tuscan gastronomy is to die for…

In Pictures: Snaps from Italia part I – Vaticano

Let’s get straight to the point. My next few posts will be about Italy and the photos I took during our holiday last May. Yes, it’s taken me this long to sort them. But don’t worry, I still have that trip to Mexico from 2015 to sort. soon… maybe… hopefully!