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One day my friend KEVIN invited me to be part of Flickr. I joined February of last year (2005) and posted just few photos till the end of the end of that month my friend Werner Wattwurm sponsored me with a Pro to encourage me to post more often, He thought I was talented and I was deeply touched but that. My little cam. had been stolen and I kept posting pics of trips I had taken with my previous 3.0 mp powershot.

Last June, my friend JOHNNY FOTO asked me to post a pic of myself and my stream started to get more visits...

In July last year I clicked some friends on the beach during my trip to Miami with my T33, it was the beginning of my then-created this year- "Girls on the beach" set.

It was at the end of last year that I was sure I had the talent to click people, I was hooked.

I decided I would go for the real thing. I've studied A LOT, many sleepless nights to catch up with everything I needed/need to learn.

I got my 30D this APRIL, huge upgrade; cyber-shot T33 =>30D :-)

I've started to get hired to click, it is a new turn in my life... some people around where I live have tried to hinder me from being hired, but they can only try.

After doing the math, I've spent around 150 days without posting anything here, some periods like 10, 20, 30 days in a row.

My stream has been viewed over 556.000 times, I am in awe about it, flickr says there's about 4 million people on this site... over half a milion views of my stream is like "Wow" to me!

I've been blossoming as a Photographer... it is just the beginning.

I'd like to THANK YOU all for your visits, posts and favorites, I would not be here if I hadn't had your Support as well!

Let's ride!

:o) ;*******



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Taken on January 12, 2008