I have three dogs, one ex wife, one camera, enough guitars,, two strong legs, a bad back and an over active imagination. That's about it. All the rest is the part of the illusion that I can't be sure of.
During the years I have gathered some experience in this thing called 'living' which I am still trying to figure out, but these days just as a hobby. I have been a farmer for two years, a soldier for three, I was a student and a professor in universities around the world but soon found out I study faster on my own so the other side of the classroom is a more fun place to be, and I still do it on occasion if the subject is right and the students are masochists.
I have been a freelance and a veryexpensivelance, I have owned and ran multimedia companies and was disgusted by international clients for a decade and a half. I was art director for a jewelry company, a creative director for a fitness chain, a managing director and on the board of directors until I found out I don’t want to direct anything anymore, and the only direction I want to push people towards is freedom of thought and inspired living.
For over a decade I was a marketing guru, and am still trying to redeem my soul for these horrible sins by doing a lot of charity work and occasional self flogging. no punishment seems harsh enough as I was really good at my job, and to add insult to injury taught the next generation the tips and tricks of that dark art.
As a photographer I worked intensively with the opera and the philharmonic orchestra which opened my eyes to classical music, after years of forgetting that wonder humans were blessed with due to a society that chooses not to understand, to worship the gagas and beibers of the world instead of real professionals who make artful musical magic for our delight.
Working with these people elevated my own playing to new heights as they reminded me the values of discipline and of the mysterious theory behind music, the blueprint of our auditory existence.
My photographic career led me in a two different s directions, the personal portraits which were an essential part of my work and helped me regain some hope for the human race, and the art scene which made me lose that hope when I saw the superficiality and pompousness of those who think they understand.
Unfortunately art has become almost a derogative term these days, as it is not cost effective, so the normal person is not involved at all in any real art creation or it's expositions which leave those who think they understand in a position of absolute power. This sad fact brought me to open my first gallery in Bangkok and to run it against all odds for three and a half years.
It's fun. Never easy, but always fun.
I have been writing short stories since my early twenties, and in the last years published three poetry books and one anthology. I never intended to write poetry, and I still don’t understand why I do. A couple of years ago articles I have written were published in magazines and daily newspapers and some of them appear here in bucketmoon as well.
Most people say I am stubborn and opinionated. For some reason, they say it as if it is a bad thing. I see it not as a character flaw , but as having character. I am stubborn enough to create a site such as bucketmoon, and I am opinionated enough to fill it up with articles about things that interest me.
Hopefully, they will interest you too…