So it was a hard decision but I know it is the right one.
You need to be an adrenalin junkie when you travel with kids.
I'd very much like to create my own style as a photographer, even if it's just for myself.
We spent a lot of time on the beach when I was young so I'd also take pictures of seaweed and crabs.
The first year I sold a photo to was a lady who thought I was a chef, for some reason. I've no idea why.
When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons when you can see the weather coming and going, which lends itself to photography.
Why go now? That is the question people asked when I announced I was retiring. A combination of things made me feel it was all drawing to a natural end.
What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you. That's what photography does for me.
My wife Mariana is a good photographer too and, like me, she just picks up a camera and takes a picture when she sees something, rather than looking too deeply into it.
I've never put myself in the mindset that I'm actually any good at taking pictures, I just love to shoot things that catch my eye, whether it's landscapes or just my kids.