I won’t say that being a professional photographer is one of the most stressful jobs in the world, but sometimes it gets pretty close. At the beginning of my career, I did a lot of weddings, birthday parties, and corporate headshots to pay bills and buy better equipment. What I really wanted was to be a photographic reporter, but that only came true six months ago. Is shooting in a war zone more dangerous than shooting a wedding? Well, to be frank, it depends on the bride.
There is hardly anything that stands between me and a great photo, and I am known to push the boundaries, sometimes at the expense of my own safety. But it’s this fearlessness that’s also brought me awards and opportunities to showcase my work around the world. I don’t regret the time I spend behind the lens.
As for my rosacea flares, now that’s a different story. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot more time in the wild, photographing animals in their natural habitat. I think it’s beautiful and I think it might be something a lot of us won’t be able to see much of in the near future. So, I document their lives and I try to be as invisible as possible. But spending that much time exposed to the elements has taken a toll on my rosacea problems. The flares became more frequent and I couldn’t seem to find a skin care product that was effective.
Fortunately, my partner in crime and regular driver, my wife, knows more about this than I do. She was the one to introduce me to FaceDoctor’s medicated soap six months ago and I haven’t traveled without it ever since. It keeps my skin clean and clear, without taking up a lot of my time, and it also keeps my rosacea under control.