I Finally Found My Passion
My whole life, I grew up not having a passion and looking around and seeing everyone pursue theirs. I had no hobbies, no creative talent, and no thought on what to pursue for the future. All I knew is that I wanted to impact people in some way. I wanted to spread positivity. I wanted to do something I loved. Fast forward to 2017: I bought my very first camera to just make goofy YouTube videos with friends. What did that turn into? The best thing that’s ever happened to me in my life.
I started playing around with the camera and I couldn’t get enough. I started reading articles and watching endless amounts of videos to learn everything I could to do with a camera. I fell in love with it. I finally found my passion. I just had to look through a lens. What I love about the amazing art? It’s made me travel and explore places I would have never have gone to. Meet amazing people through it. Being able to show others the way I see the world. Also, just being able to express myself.
Every photographer has their own eye. We could all shoot the same subject but all of our photos would be different. They would feel different. I believe that’s just the true beauty of it. Finally, my life just feels in focus. So that’s where I made a life decision to pursue my passion as a career. It’s not about the money… It’s about being happy. Like I always say.... Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to not try. I am a photographer, filmmaker, dream catcher, traveler. I am Mark Ryan. Most importantly I am happy.