29 / by Zack Wussow

It's my birthday. Twenty-nine times I've been around the sun, and the last five of those I've been making a living as a photographer. 

 Pictured: Me using a camera I didn't own and never used professionally.

Pictured: Me using a camera I didn't own and never used professionally.

I can't put into words how lucky I am. Not many people get to follow their passion. Fewer do by thirty. Even fewer do without first driving themselves batty working someplace they can't stand.

 Pictured: Also me not working.

Pictured: Also me not working.

It's been a crazy ride. I've had to learn to be my own accountant, advertiser, web designer, and salesperson. It's been hard work, but I also know I couldn't have done it alone.

 Pictured: Me working in a silly hat.

Pictured: Me working in a silly hat.

I owe my success to so many people: my family, who's support was essential to getting Zack Wussow Media off the ground; my fiance, who's been my council, my proofreader, and lately my second shooter. But most of all, I owe my success to my customers, who have been my best promoters and without whom I couldn't have done any of this.

 Pictured: Me pretending to work during a break from working.

Pictured: Me pretending to work during a break from working.

So thank you all, and here's to all the exciting things ahead this year!