Dec 29, 2007


Well Florida.............

This should be my last post from Naples as I move onto the next thing. Which, if you haven't heard, is a jobby job in Redding, CA. I drive out of Florida on Monday, will spend a couple weeks in New Mexico and then start in Redding on Jan. 21.

There is too much to say in some lousy blog post, but I still want to say something................

I guess what stands out most is all I've learned since I've been here, all I've learned about myself, about photography, about a part of the world I never thought I would get to know like I have. I've missed home like crazy, and I'm excited to go to California, but Florida will always be in my heart. I tell the story about flying in over the gulf one day and looking down at the ocean, the mangroves, and feeling at home. Who would have through some kid from the mountains of Northern New Mexico could feel at home in SWFL, but it happened. I'll never forger what it feels like to be out in the swamp, or float on my back in the ocean.............

And a lot of why I felt so at home here was of course the people. You know who you are, but I can never thank you enough for taking me in and making me feel at home. I can never thank you enough for helping me to grow professionally and as a person. I look back at the work I've done here and I'm really, really proud. I've learned so much as a photographer and I finally, finally feel like I can stand on my own two feet behind the camera. I have so much to learn, but the experiences and skill I've gained here have set the path for me. And don't ya'll think you're off the hook so easy. I am going to bug you for edits from now until my fingers can't press the shutter button any more.

Here's to SWFL, here's to my people..........

This is only see you later.........

Hasta Pronto,

Jakobo

5 comments:

Lexey said...

PLEASE DON'T GO! ;-) ha. sigh.. i guess I'm a little late for that, yeah?
Jakob, thank you for being an awesome intern, an amazing friend and becoming part of our little family. Our community will still be strong, even from 3000 miles away. I can not wait to see what you're going to do with your career. You've grown so much since coming here. Even though it really sucks to see you go, I know you're going to do great things... in work and in life. Don't forget the little people, mi amigo especial. Muah! :)

Jakob said...

Aint nobody gonna forget nobody! And when life gets you down, just remember, Jakob and Lexey are dancers. Hasta Siempre.

lackofintellect said...

Brother it has been a pleasure, I will do my best to visit, let's hope you get the chance to do the same.

Keep on clicking and I will keep on watching!

Greg K said...

Keep fighting the good fight in Cali. You will be missed greatly here.

Viva la revolucion!

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