Without dreams we have nothing. Do you dream of becoming something, do something or going somewhere? Reach out and grab it. Only you can change your world.

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There is a classic scene in HEAT where Al Pacino and Robert De Niro’s characters have coffee and discuss why they do what they do, one being a cop, one a robber. "Don’t know how to do anything else. Don’t much want do either!" they both answer. Recently it has become very clear how much I am now a photographer. Contrary to Pacino and De Niro’s characters, there are a few other things I know how to do well but I don’t much want to! Well, I would also love be an astronaut or a scientist but one dream at a time. 

fbj - ansel adams button - blogI love photography. Three years ago I quit my fulltime job in IT in pursuit of new horizons and photographing the world. I have since done some freelance IT-consulting to help pay the bills but my passion is truly photography. Travelling the world, capturing and creating images of untouched ethereally beautiful wide open spaces. I love being out in remote locations hunging for the perfect light and composition. I love capturing those fleeting moments of Mother Nature’s magic. I love studying the art of others, especially non-landscape photographer’s like the personal work of Joey L. Photojournalists and ethno-photographers and especially cinematographers are a great source of inspiration for me. So is other art, I love music, writing, reading, movies. I love the digital darkroom and all the creative tools available. I cherish receiving a gorgeous print from the lab and sending it off to a customer. I love when my stock images are sold for websites and magazines. I just simply love photography.

I want galleries around the world selling my art and I want books published. I want to build a large high quality stock library. I want to be Art Wolfe and travel to the edge with a camera crew documenting the journey. I want to create images that moves the viewer, shows how gorgeous and powerful Mother Nature is with an otherworldly twist.

Will it happen? Yes it will, some day. I have much to learn, but I am dreaming it, living it and I will make it happen!

I felt like sharing my passion today. Thanks so much for reading. If you wish, you can find more detailed info about me, my journey and my photography on the About page.

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  1. True North Mark 10 years ago

    Great story Bo and I feel that I to am metamorphisisng into a photographer from being a boat guru.

    I do the boat stuff coz it pays the buills and I do it well, but I no longer enjoy it!

    I feel at home when I either have a camera in hand or am working up images and then feel robbed when I have to fall back into boat world!

    We are 2 peas in a pod mate!

    Bring on PNG!

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Hey mate, bring on PNG indeed, can't bloody wait. You, me, Christian, Papua New Guinea…will be off the scale mate – 3 peas on a boat πŸ˜€

  2. André 10 years ago

    Belief in yourself will get you there, looking forward to all the photographs along the way.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Thank you Darren Poke, I like your blog post even though I would like it better if it focused on why people should follow their dreams, not why people choose not to follow them. Follow your dreams should be the title πŸ™‚

  3. Stephen Williams 10 years ago

    top stuff Flem.
    you sure are creating your dreams and doing a good job at getting there.

    the second image reminds me of The Lion King movie haha.

    and who would have ever thought that you'd also want to be an astronaut!

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Cheers Stirling-Stephen! Hahahhaa, see what you mean with the Lion King image hehe, Mufasa! Yeah, real shocker I'd like to go to outer space!

  4. Stegemüller 10 years ago

    En superpost Flemming! Du har jo ret i det med at forfølge sine drømme – og jeg tænker, at jeg måske et eller andet sted ude i hemispheren har været med til at inspirere dig til denne post.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Takker! Det her er godt nok forfattet en uges tid siden, blot tastet i går, men derfor var din blog post nu inspirerende alligevel πŸ™‚

  5. Zane 10 years ago

    Nice post Flemming!
    I always wanted to be an Astronaut too an be an ultimate Explorer of impossible places like the Moon and Mars. At least it makes for a nice day dream….

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Thanks Zane, I am anxiously awaiting the first space elevator, wish they would get a move on and get those nano-strings long enough, bout 36,000 kms!

  6. johitchcock 10 years ago

    Very inspiring…. I'd love to hear how you got to where you are now from working in IT – did you just teach yourself and experiment until you were taking photographs of professional standard? And how do you find work and travel? I'm very interested becasue I am at the start of my journey and all the options out there are quite overwhelming…

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Hi Joanna, I promise I will send you an email with a lot more detail, be a few days or a week before I have time to write it though but I will get to it πŸ™‚

  7. Tony Middleton 10 years ago

    Well put Flem-bob. Top post and inspirational in its own right ! I look fwd to our paths meeting in some wild place some day. πŸ™‚

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Cheers Tone, I also really look forward to meeting up. I will be in Australia again in November this year as the Papua New Guinea trip starts and stops in Cairns. After that I shall tour Australia a bit I think so might just drop by!

  8. Andrew Brown 10 years ago

    Mate, your dreams are similar to a lot of us on here, only difference is that you are living it. Very inspiring.