Make once in a lifetime last forever
As a trained sociologist I am deeply interested in people, their lives and the society we live in. It means I pay attention to detail and value connections with people - both essential ingredients in creating memorable photos. Having research expertise has helped me develop a sharp eye for those special and personal moments that are fleeting but priceless. Creating timeless images that touch you on a deeply emotional level requires photographic skill as well as good instincts. I have been perfecting my craft for over ten years through professional training and endless hours of practice. Photography that leaves a lasting impression is not just about capturing the right moment. When you are photographing people you also need to create the right ambience and mood. Sometimes that comes from the natural energy between people but often you have to help subjects relax in front of the camera. My approach is to create a sense of fun and play around the experience of being photographed to get authentic expressions. I like to focus on what is special and unique in every person and reflect this in a natural and personal way. I love every minute of being behind the camera and aim to make photography as exciting for the people facing the lens. What I want more than anything is for the images to spark joy and affection. This is what makes photography a living and vibrant art form.
'Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.' Rumi
I have been wandering the streets photographing strangers in my spare time. Not only is this a really fun (sometimes challenging) thing to do, there is no better way to feel part of the human family than to befriend strangers.