Yesterday was my five year anniversary at Microsoft. My “acquisition handcuffs” expired a long time ago. I can genuinely say that I’m here because it’s what I want to be doing!
My time at Microsoft also overlaps with my 5 years in the US and Seattle has really grown on me. It took a little while getting used to the outdoor lifestyle, but since doing that (and shifting my photography in that direction) we’ve loved it. Right now, I’d go so far as to say that Seattle has a better balance and quality of life than Singapore and even London.
It’s now been a year and a half in my current job. Running UX & Design @ Bing has been the most exciting and impactful job I’ve had at Microsoft and is certainly the most dynamic group I’ve ever been a part of.
Hi Lawrence love your images- there's a sense of calmness that I relate to. The article on 'Flow' you cite is pretty much what i have re-discovered in photography...& what unknowingly was always there for me many years ago before I 'abandoned' it to 'earn a living'! taking photos & then developing the image into something emotive is more & more zen like for me- it really does draw you into the moment. thanks, Mark
Thanks so much. Glad the article resonated - if you have not already, you should pick up the book. Such a great read. Really pleased to hear you found your balance with your own work - definitely a quest worth taking on !
I am also from seattle and own a business in the video console gaming field. A native 44 years and work in Redmond. Just getting into photog the past year or so and have been massively overtaken with wanting new gear. I own the xpro1 and a Leica x2. Now I want the 5D Mark II. Looking at your portfolio, I can tell your very accomplished. Can you tell me if you have full frame photos in your portfolio. Interested in coffee some time I would love to pick your brain
Hi there - would be happy to get in touch. Just shoot me your mail. Cheers!