I'm living in Romania, City of Iasi, i have 33 years now i was working at sea over 14 years, now i quite my job, unemployer over 8 month .., looking for a job ..., i'm maried, have a little born girl, we planing to go Germany/Holand/France/UK for a better job and hope in one day to open one gallery and to became a great Creative Designer. My life was very complicated, hard work and no family help, that is, so i made my self my way in life, even now i'm fighting with the sistem and try to survive, but even like this i'm very funny person, kind and love me family and work, i try to create new and new work, with beautiful stories and sense of humor.
Anyhow, i thing being a photographer is more harder then digital, but here also may depends, because to have one unique and strong idea is also very hard, to know your "power" to able you created/make it, is also very hard, and my stile is to create something easy readable, not some Abstract .., strange work, i love poetry, stories and beautiful art. SO, being photographer is also the best thing, is that you can see what other cannot see with full view true they eyes, to capture a unique moment, a special emotion and save it for life. Being photographer is also a great hobby, you are more emotional touched with everything real on this earth, you became part of it and try to "save" is to share it latter on. In another hand, to be a digital artist, you need also photography, so i make me self the shot and after i combined how i like/have my vision !, is like connected together !
I was discover a passion for photo/digital art around 10 years ago, i'm 33 years now, i love digital work over 10 years, but only in the last year i made major work, before only shot stupid work, winch now i make fun of them :). But this not because i was stupid, just because i was lack of what is really deserve to work, to made a concept, a real art work, so before i was join only some Romanian website photo sharing, international (except 1x.com) ... till 12 month ago ..., never ! So they kick me out several time just because i not fit or i make to much noise regarding also other photo uploaders. So, i start to search some other website, popular where i can test my ability and art work. So i was discover that my previous work was very week, so i start to create new and more excited work, so i become more better only because i was pass trow a lot of "sheet" :)
I like very much to play scrabble, chess, travel (14 years already :)) ), listen music, watch movies, my favorite comedy :)
The main thing here is of course 'creativity'. Have some ideas and try to work them out. And try again... Don't start by thinking that it can not be done. With such excuses you never will succeed
Explore everyday the world around you: things that you could use in your creative work. Maybe not today, but in the future...