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Award Winning New York Photographer Peter Alessandria Shares His Secret To Success



In 2009, after the Global Financial Crisis wiped out Peter Alessandria’s law business. He decided to give up being an attorney in order to do what he loved: photography. Since making this life changing decision Peter has won 41 awards and his work has been published nationally and internationally. I love Peter’s message that he shares with people on trying to achieve success is that for every award he has won, there have been 10 rejections, failures and disappointments.

Peter has some great insight on how to pursue your dreams even when the road is a bit rocky.

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Photography & The Art Of Living In the Moment: An Interview with New Zealand Photographer Deb Young



How can we use the art of photography as a way to practice mindfulness? When Young was a teenager, a photographer friend took snaps of her family.  They were dressed in muslin and flares and the shots were taken outside in the back yard.  Back-lit and black & white, she was mesmerized by the romantic, almost rock-star feel of those back yard, hippie shots. Her passion for photography came to life when she was given the opportunity to work behind the scenes on the publication of New Zealand Photography Magazine. She was involved in editing, shooting, image processing, judging the monthly-run competitions and interviewing professional photographers. That early connection prompted Young to pick up a camera again, years later after raising her family. With a fascination for documentary photography she began shooting the streets of Auckland using a variety of analogue cameras.

 Young’s work has been featured in such prestigious online photography magazines as Lenscratch, Dodho, Visual Artbeat, PH Magazine and F-Stop. She recently had work exhibited at The Kolga Awards in Tbilisi, Georgia and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Along with artist/photographer Francisco Diaz, she was named “International Photographer of the Year” at the 6th Edition Pollux Awards, the Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennial held in Malaga, Spain.