My introduction to photography was in high school. I took the class in year 10 as an elective to coincide with my growing love of media studies.
To me, film was always going to be my future. I loved cinema, which I believe is testament to the multifaceted exposure I had to film growing up. However, whilst I loved the moving image, I found an appreciation for the still image and once I started to learn about photography, I started to recognise that I loved viewing the world through the lens – any lens.
I worked for Australia's premier and oldest portrait company, Pixi Foto and it was here that I mastered the art of taking portraits of children, families and even the odd pet or two.
Beyond this, I moved into digitial photography late after the game had changed, but still love taking chances with photography. As much as you can stage 'the best' photograph, I believe some of the art lies in the chance.
Your story is the most important thing to me.
There's this song I adore where the opening lyric is:
All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
I think photography has the power to tell stories. Images captured of a persons face can tell the audience who they are, but more importantly. photographs of important days, events, and moments in a persons life have the power to capture a moment in time, that can last a lifetime.
How often do you look at a photograph and remember the moment it was taken?
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