Hey 2015, YOU ROCKED! When you separate yourself from everything else that is going on in the world and concentrate on you, you see some really awesome shit you have never seen before. Life will take you places you never thought you could go. Things will happen to you that you never thought would happen to you. Everything becomes clear and finally makes sense! That’s about the only way that I can sum up the whirlwind tour that 2015 was. The Florida Keys and Key West became more and more apparent to me why this is where home is supposed to be. Its where I have been able to feel a part of something. I feel like it’s my duty to show things about this tiny place that people have never seen before, or that some have forgotten. Its where I have learned so much about myself. 2015 was the first year in my life that I have ever worked solely for myself. It was my responsibility whether or not I ate. I didn’t have a 40-hour paycheck to depend on every week. I couldn’t get a pay advance. It was time to hustle. It was time I get a plan, and start to execute it.
Let’s look at what shaped up many personal accomplishments. 1 year sober on April 27,2015. That’s RAD! With that being one of the main factors for me having the motivation to get life awesome again, Foto By Freas took shape. I don’t think I ever thought this would happen. I never really had a plan. I just kept putting myself in front of people as much as I could, in hopes they would give me a shot. Some did, some just now have. Some worked out, some not so much, and some are starting to progress. I guess that is how business works, happens, and flows. I went through a rebranding phase, in which I started to see the elements shaping themselves. A new look, more professional, less flash. Simple and clear. 2 words that describe this transition not just with my new career, but with my life. I learned from my peers, was mentored and released into the industry. I gained allies, I created enemies. It’s just how things go. That’s what happens when you make yourself versatile. You fit into any situation, you provide a service, you are a photographer. Your specialty is photography. That’s what you specialize in.
Below you will find some of my favorite shots from the year. Some have been shared, some have been kept secret. It’s my highlights of the year! Be prepared 2016…it’s going to get good!