2022 UPDATE: I am now a certified personal online trainer. If you’re in need of stellar service to meet your fitness and nutrition goals hit me up!
10 years. Where does a decade go? Like sand through an hour glass, these are the days of our lives. Schlock aside, Ten years fly by fast, in the blink of an eye. When you reach a certain age time is faster than a speeding bullet. What have I been doing?
Uno. I traveled the world, visiting countries on every continent, except Africa and Antartica. A future post will provide a list of my favorites and not-so-favorites. I’ve met scores of interesting and talented creatives. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the photography world including Joe McNally, David Hobby, Zack Arias, Gregory Heissler and Sara Lando. I’m lucky enough to call many of these people “friend.”
dos. I’ve shot photos, produced videos, done interviews, chatted, consulted, strategised, and did all those business guy things.
tres. My brainchild was a product that help revolutionize the photography industry. I have been behind TIPA award winning products, and countless photo products that spawned a gaggle of imitators.
quatro: I hold a product patent, that was quickly knocked off by Chinese companies. From previous experience with lawsuits (and blood-sucking lawyers) I let the matter slide. Aside: After the revolution first we kill all the lawyers. Sam Bernstein is an exception.
cinco: I’ve published a novel, available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. Go buy it. Seriously, buy it now – and leave a 5 Star review. Your obedience will be rewarded in karma.
seis: I moved my family, Mrs. Stevo and the now 8-year-old female Stevo Jr. to Hong Kong. While there were some growing pains, we have settled into a comfortable existence in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities.
siete: I’ve run a marathon and three half marathons, as well as numerous 5K and 10K races. I’m not fast, but I am persistent. But Stevo, you ask, didn’t you once say you would only run if chased? Indeed I did. I don’t run because I like it, I run because I hate it. It’s healthy and helps counterbalance my less-than-healthy habits – like Nachos, Corndogs and SPAM.
ocho: A complete opposite to my last statement, I received my NASM Certified Personal Trainer qualification. Woot. Stevo, CPT. An aside: That was a harder course than anything I did in uni.
nueve: I’ve squatted 325 pounds (PR, baby) and working towards a 405 lb. deadlift. The 225 lb. bench press required for me to join the 2-3-4 club may be unobtainable. But with the help of an award-winning bodybuilder, photographer and all-around super guy, I’m doing my best to work towards this.
diez: I am a committed Genova’s Witness.
once: I deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Fuck Zuck. If Marx were among the living, social media would now be the opiate of the masses.
I’m sure there are more, and you’ll have to wait for a follow up to learn more. I’m ten years I have amassed countless amusing (and infuriating) tales.