As a photographer, finding a ‘voice’ amongst so many talented artists has been one of the most frustrating as well as liberating journey’s I’ve embarked on.
Starting without any formal training was a key element early on. It allowed me to explore a chosen direction, without any rules about correct exposure, temperature etc. and allowed me to push aside these technical aspects to concentrate on what I found aesthetically attractive.
I’m back home in Sydney now after three weeks on the road and things are finally slowing down as the Australian wedding season draws to a close.
Instead of going full steam ahead with wedding posts I’ve decided to share a few quieter moments with Tanya before her ceremony in Mt Dandenong, Victoria. These images have come to reflect my ‘voice’ in photography – a documentary style focusing on details and moments in-between moments.
A few weeks back I was in Melbourne covering Andrea and Imran’s wedding. I’ve known Imran for a while through basketball and it’s always different shooting a couple I’ve previously known prior to them contacting me. For couples that I don’t know, it’ll sometimes take a while for them to feel comfortable having me there – and I’m fine with that. With these two there was no such thing. They both opened up in such a carefree way and I had a blast capturing their day. A day filled with opened hearts, tears and laughter. It was one of those days I felt more a part of the celebration then as a spectator.
Oh and did I mention we partied?