Bodaf Europe Malaga 2013 Experience

I needed a few days to reset before writting this. To reach home, kiss our boy, talk to our cat. It’s good to be at home, but it’s pity that it’s already after BodafEurope.

Most of all I miss all people, maybe not talking much in English, but very exited about the congress, the speeches, possibilities, the future. Best wish I can say to you: stay with this eager.

A lots of talks, at the pool, in the bar, everywhere. Where we are, european, do we still need to be guide as blind in wedding business or we are adult enough? I hope you all got the message: it’s time to make a change.

I hope you all have noticed the difference in this Bodaf. So much about this change. The Holstee Manifesto that appeared many times during speeches, quoted partly or full. It’s the right time. It’s about the change and believe in what we are doing. None can drive car forward looking at rear-view mirror. I keep my thumbs for that.

It’s the same as koan from Zen: the old man sits it the center of the village and tells the stories. First all people are around him, then only few of them, then nothing, even children. But still sits in the center of the village and tells the stories. After some days one of the children has come to him and asked: Grandpa, there is none around you, why you still tell the stories? None listen to them. He just said: At first I was telling the stories to change the world, now I tell the stories to not let the world change me.

This is my message to you all. Donot let world change you. Change the world. Because you can.*

We are still under impression about Spanish photographers and videographers (and Fran Montoro which is definately filmaker and great storyteller). This was first time I’ve heard so honest words about business from american photographer (once again hats off Sean Flanigan). Ed Peers, 200% authentic and totally reflecting with personality to his pictures and style, calm and peaceful, Davina and Daniel with incredible passion and dedication. And restless Jonas Peterson, still thinking about what I’ve heard from him ‘in between’.

Special thanks and incredible warm hug to Andres Parro and Issa Leal. You have created something really amazing. It’s always about people and – chapeau bas to you for whole congress. We are with Agnieszka really amazed by you both and your ‘child’ so much of your personality inside Bodaf, it’s incredible to meet you and be part of this.

Thanks and hug for whole ‘in the bar’ pals: Hamish, Steve, Ed, Jonas. It was kinda lifetime experience to share time and some beers with you. Hope to meet you again one day.

Luis, Ana, Fran, Andreas, Marcin, Victor, Sergio, Patrizia, Héctor, Adrian, Nicole, Moniek, Rene, Sophie, Kake – it was great to see you folks. A big hug and kiss!

Francisco Montoro, you forced me to think more about music. There are no words that can say ‘thank you’ proper way.

* with special decidation to one man that shared with us something very special and personal: Jonas.

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