I remember the first time the Maasai warrior grabbed my hand and pulled me in to his house. He offered me a bracelet and a necklace that his wife made, and said, "Now, you dance with us."
It was close to sunset. My tripod was set up, my settings were dialed in on my camera, and I was relaxing on a bench in a park along the river, eating delicious Basque pastries while watching busy people go by. I was waiting for the light to change.
I arrived at the Maasai village, in the north of Tanzania, in the early afternoon. I was free to wander through the camp, snapping images of the villagers in their colorful traditional dress. At dinner time they selected a goat from their herd and barbequed it over a pit, just for us.
Shaking as much from the cold as from my barely contained excitement, I set up my tripod on the edge of the pier and pointed my camera towards the sky. The Northern Lights were silently dancing, dressed in green and purple silk above Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Moments like these are what make me pursue my passion...traveling around the world and capturing the beauty of different environments and cultures through my lens. I had always been told that following a passion or a hobby and making money online was difficult. I had to be a responsible person and have a good job, which in my case, was in the human resources department in a big company in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.