I Love My Job

by Aly Hazlewood on July 15, 2010

Sorry if that’s a bit smug, but I really, really do. I also love many of the people I work with. I love days like this when the model has completely flawless skin and is a joy to work with…

I love it when you can muck about with your colleagues who are also your friends…

…because it reminds of the years I spent sitting in office staring at a computer.

I love it when you spend hours up on a cold rooftop shooting a rock star you idolised in your youth…

And I love it when you get to watch two of your favorite comedians do deadpan schtick…

I love it when you get to go to Sir Elton John & David Furnish’s house to photograph them and their friends leaping over a fountain…

And I love it when you’ve helped to create an image like this even though the heat was blistering and you were being eaten alive by sandflies…

Of course occasionally there are bad days, 4am starts, prima donna models, inclement weather, stroppy celebrities, ego battles and worse, but give me this any day over going back to my old job/s.

If you’ve ever really want to change your path in life, my advice is do it. Worry about it later.

* Photos are the copyright of Andrew Leo, Ian Harrison, Dean Freeman and Peter Pedonomou

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

VexintheCity July 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Fab post ..very inspiring :-)

Aly Hazlewood July 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Thank you! Bit self-indulgent I know, but some days really make me reflect on how differently things can turn out..

Sally-Ann Lee July 17, 2010 at 5:16 am

Ah, Aly, you make me want to open my own agency! Made for good, uplifting, inspirational reading. I want to go and shoot Dave & Elt leaping about in their, modest, garden too-looks fun! X

Aly Hazlewood July 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

I wish you would Sal! The best booker ever. x

kishmat lola mussa July 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

awe such uplifting reading. thanks for brightening up my day x

KRob May 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

That’s not Dave & Elt in the pictures. That’s David Furnish & Patrick Cox, shoemaker extraordinaire.

Aly Hazlewood May 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

Er, yes I know that, I was there.

Olivia May 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

Ah, so inspiring! Amazing that you took a risk to find your own happiness. Most people don’t have the courage to do that. xx

Aly Hazlewood May 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

Thanks Olivia! I once came across this Goethe quote and it really inspired me to make the necessary changes in my life. I still read it every now and again to give myself a little reminder to be bold about my decisions…

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ( and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now”.
- J. W. von Goethe

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