I love skiing, and being in the mountains, and I spend a lot of time thinking about skiing so I tried to work as a ski photographer, but instead I ended up drawing pictures instead of taking them with a camera.
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I really, really like skiing
This is a picture of me, skiing.
But I’m not a very great skier
This is me, trying to ski.
So I started taking pictures of my friends who were much better at skiing than I was
This is not a photo of me, you can tell because this person is good at skiing.
Eventually I started working as a ski photographer
But one year we didn’t get much snow, and I wasn’t getting the photos I wanted to be shooting
Instead I was sitting at my desk wishing I was skiing
Finally, instead of just moping, I started drawing the mountains I wished I was skiing
I even included cameras and photographers in my drawings
Eventually I started drawing things other than skiing, like fly fishing
I also mountain bike, and used to take photos of that too
Mostly though, I still draw skiing
I’ve even drawn on some skis
When I was working construction I imagined taking lunch breaks to go skiing
Now I spend more time drawing mountains and skiers than I used to spend taking pictures of skiing, and I love drawing my friends skiing almost as much as I like skiing myself
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