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Meditating on storms in life

Meditating on storms in life
Life is easy but humans like to make it complicated and view only the negative things that pass into their lives.
No one is exempt from the storms of life. When they hit you it’s like being in a desert storm, everything turns dark and it’s impossible to find a way out. No matter how much you struggle, turn around, escape or hide sand will always find its way through your body.
So the best thing to do when a storm arrives is to keep calm, stand fierce and listen to what the storm is trying to teach you. More than anything trust that everything that happens to you in life is a blessing and has a purpose so live positively, overcome your fears and enjoy!

I like this quote from Robin Sharma’s book “The saint, the surfer and the ceo“:

“For your life to be great,
your faith must be bigger than your fear.”

 

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This Nominee in the FAPA Awards reminds me of a quote I love

 
I’m really happy and grateful for the Nominee in the 3rd edition of “Fine Art Photography Awards 2017” (FAPA) in the photomanipulation category with my series “The traveler“.

In 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards received 6335 submissions from 89 countries around the world. Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette, Valery Klamm and Pierre Abensur.
First time for me to participate in this well-known competition together with amazing artists and photographers from all over the world.

I’m not among the winners but I’m truly happy and satisfied about my nominee. Why? Because I’ve learned to live with passion and enthusiasm, to be grateful for everything that happens in my life, to celebrate every tiny personal and artistic achievement :-))

I always think and meditate about this quote from Arthur Ashe, I love it and it’s very inspiring:

“Sucess is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

I created the art I love, I participated, I got a nominee and I’m happy about it 🙂

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Inspired by Shakespeare

Fine art photography by Alessandra Favetto

Inspiration comes from everywhere! Wether it’s a song, a book, a smell, a quote or a movie, inspiration can hit you at any time and in any place. That’s why I always keep several notebooks around, one or two at home and one following me all the time in my bag. Whenever I hear, see or experience something that is worth keeping in mind for future inspiration I write it down on my notebook. It’s a habit I have since long before starting my journey in photography so I have plenty of material to go back to when I need it.
This phrase is one of my favourites! I wrote it down on my pocket moleskine about 18 years ago! It’s from William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet:

 One of the images that I can relate to this quote is the one above “Love yourself”, from the “Creatively” collection.
“This above all:
to thine own self be true,
And it must follow,
as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
 Thank you William for the inspiration!