The way we make money — Photo story

Wandering around the world and “camera hunting” interesting subjects and their way of making money.

Feeding the community

Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Cambodia 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Cambodia 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Cambodia 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Chiang Mai, Thailand 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Chiang Mai, Thailand 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Chiang Mai, Thailand 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Kashan, Iran 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Kashan, Iran 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Kashan, Iran 2016

Creativity

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2019
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2019
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2019

I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist…I am a person who does those things. ― Edward Gorey

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Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2019
Dragan Tapshanov | Mekong delta, Vietnam 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Mekong delta, Vietnam 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Mekong delta, Vietnam 2014
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016

Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
What’s a sundial in the shade? ― Benjamin Franklin

Of the water

Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Inle lake, Myanmar 2016

The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Market

Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Hanoi, Vietnam 2014
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Work without love is slavery. ― Mother Teresa

By the others

Dragan tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017

I’ve heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?― Ronald Reagan

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Dragan Tapshanov | Barcelona, Spain 2018
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Dragan Tapshanov | Rome, Italy 2019
Dragan tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017

I don’t like work — no man does — but I like what is in the work — the chance to find yourself. Your own reality — for yourself not for others — what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means. ― Joseph Conrad

Our little shops

Dragan Tapshanov
Dragan Tapshanov
Dragan Tapshanov | Bangkok, Thailan 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Ayuthaya, Thailand 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Ayuthaya, Thailand 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Ayuthaya, Thailand 2016

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. ― Amelia Earhart

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Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2018
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2017
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2018
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2018
Dragan Tapshanov | Skopje, Macedonia 2018
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Dragan Tapshanov | New Delhi, India 2015

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.― Anne Frank

In the fields

Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
Dragan Tapshanov | Lombok, Indonesia 2016
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Dragan Tapshanov | Rabbit Island, Cambodia 2014 & Iran 2017
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Dragan Tapshanov | Cambodia 2014

No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Building & Fixing our world

Dragan Tapshanov | Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 2015
Dragan Tapshanov | Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 2015
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Dragan Tapshanov | Yazd, Iran 2017
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Dragan Tapshanov | Kathmandu, Nepal 2015

We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us. ― Marshall McLuhan

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Forever amateur photographer & Airbnb host in Skopje, Macedonia

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