My main draw to photography is the profound sense of gratification I get from capturing the perfect moment, the best angle, a beautiful stroke of light. Being able to take a moment in time and freeze it in the most aesthetic, unique way is really exciting for me. Taking a good photo will make my day; not being able to get the shot I imagined in my head can ruin it.
I have been taking photos since I was young, stealing shots on my parents DSLR and then later claiming their camera as my own. I shoot both digital and analogue, and for the last year I have been actively pursuing photography, in-between my university degree and the rest of life. I love shooting interesting people, places and things, and in the small year I have been doing photography more seriously I have been able to experience the excitement that comes with capturing an image.
My current focus is developing my analogue photography skills. I love the quality that film gives to an image; it transports my reality to a whole other universe and gives the image a fuller representation while also being more pleasing to the eye. Film can give nostalgia and depth to any image instantly, whether it be a picture of a random street sign, a usually boring alley or a simple, mundane moment in time. The beauty of the everyday is realised in film and that is one of the reasons why I’m slowly transitioning into a film photographer.
Photography is a unique and exciting way of expressing myself; giving me a medium through which my creativity and vision can come to its full realisation.