Life is too short. Before you know it, the years have passed and the memories become a blur. That's one of the main reasons I rank photography as one of life's most valuable arts - because it helps us to preserve our memories. Photography allows moments to be captured and frozen in time so that they can be enjoyed again over and over, or shared with those who weren't in the moment.
Portraits are my favourite application for photography, because all good portraits eventually become priceless treasures. A good portrait will outlive its subject, and thereafter become a priceless treasure to the loved ones left behind.
I've been a keen photographer since I was in high school a long time ago, and have upgraded that passionate pastime to become my career in recent years. I take it very seriously, because it is my important duty to faithfully capture important slices of time in people's lives. But despite that keen sense of responsibility, I enjoy immensely the satisfaction of achieving a good result, and seeing that my client is happy.
I prefer to capture an honesty in my photographs, rather than a surreal distortion of the truth with 'arty' technique. I prefer it when a photo is an honest and intimate representation of a moment in time and the people in it. For example, the viewer of a wedding photograph should feel a real sense of what it was like to be there at the wedding - even the emotions should come across to the viewer and be felt, as though one was there again in the moment.
But when needed and appropriate, I can also enjoy exploring the boundaries of creative composition and technique. Flexibility and versatility are key qualities that I seek to expand, rather than becoming locked into a particular style.
Please allow me the honour of helping you to capture the best moments in your life. I will not only take photos for you, but I also invite you to join my workshops so that you can become a better photojournalist in the story of your own life and in the lives of your loved ones.
If the photographs you need are for your business or organisation and not for your personal life, it is still my pleasure to accept the challenge to come up with something that truly contributes to the success of the enterprise. A photograph in advertising has to grab attention and make an impression. It is just as important, if not moreso, than the headline in an ad. An old saying says "a picture is worth a thousand words". I believe it, and I do my best to make my photographs truly speak.
Let me know how I can help you.