“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
What does photography mean to me
For me, photography is a passion. A way to capture moments and share them with the world. There is so much beauty on this planet that we take for granted. I believe that photography can do a great job capturing that beauty. It creates an awareness of just how big, diverse and beautiful our world is. Someone suggested to me once that photographers, as artists, are privileged to be able to see and record some of the beauty in the world. It’s an interesting idea, and while some photographers do concentrate on photographing the ugly side of life, for those of us that search out the beauty in the world it’s an enriching experience.
I find photography the best way to share with someone my point of view, what you are and what you think. It’s also a way to immortalize moments and emotions that you can remember and share.
Photography is an art form that addresses everyone that is willing to notice the details and experience life from another point of view. It challenges and gives me creative fulfillment at the same time. It helps me express myself artistically, and that’s a wonderful thing. It is also about creating art that creates a deeper meaning. I find that photography connects us to the real world in the most unique way. It’s a journey, on both personal and literal levels, and I’m looking forward to finding out where it will take me next.
Photography is not just a hobby; it’s a way of thinking!
A little about me
As far back as I can remember I have always had a thing for photography, especially monochrome images. It was only however in 2000 that I combined my passion for scuba diving and photography to start my journey. I wanted to share my experiences underwater with anybody that would spare me their time. So in 2000 I started out with a little Sony point and shoot and within 2 years progressed to a proper housed Nikon F100 film camera. In a way I’m very happy I started on film as it made me think every time I took an image especially underwater when you had a maximum of 36 exposures. It forced me to understand the dynamics of the camera.
Not to long after that I upgraded to my first DLSR. With the instant feedback and the ability to shoot more than 36 exposures underwater was a huge step forward. As life and my journey continued children and family became important and the diving had to take a back seat for a while.
At the beginning of 2016 I felt that I was not going anywhere with my photography so decided I needed to expand into other genres. I bought studio lights, backdrops and started working with my beautiful wife. This was a great learning curve for me and allowed me to start working with other models. Initially I found it rather daunting working with models but with time you become more comfortable and start getting results you are happy with.
During this journey I have got to meet some incredible people. So many have been forthcoming with knowledge and the willingness to share. A big thank you to you all. As with any art form it is very subjective to the individuals point of view. I publish work that I enjoy and I hope you enjoy it too.