Today’s moments are tomorrow’s memories.
One of the first presents I wished for when I was about 8 years old was a camera. Santa was good to me that year and I got my first little instamatic camera. I spent hours and hours taking photos of flowers in the garden, and I especially loved the little dew drops on them. I quickly realised that this was a very expensive hobby and that at my age it was very difficult to sustain.
It was customary to buy an expensive give for a 21st and when asked what I wanted, again it was a camera. Only this time I had moved up in the world and it was an SLR with a zoom lens. This time I spent countless hours next to the moto-x track, getting covered in dirt, shooting action shots. Then my daughter came along, and I would arrange photoshoots for her every week (and in between) documenting every moment and detail of her life.
When I reached another milestone birthday and asked what I wanted it was always going to be a DSLR. I never dreamt that combined with my computer skills it was going to totally consume my life. It was as if I had stepped into another dimension. I attended courses, watched videos, read for countless hours, and of course entered to competitions to judge how I was doing.
After trying various styles from high-key to lifestyle I finally found what I was really passionate about: Fine Art Photography. Something that looks like it was created several hundred years ago. Each image takes me at least an hour to edit to get the style I am looking for, so a real masterpiece.
If you love this style as much as I do, contact me for a chat. I would love to hear from you.