I have always believed that the best people shots come from the heart rather than the camera. So whenever I take someone's picture it is never just about what I see, it is also about how I am feeling about the subject at that moment in time. My aim is to capture the spirit of the moment, that fraction of a second and then to freeze it in time for an eternity.
As for style, well I supose that I am more of an environmentalist than a constructionist; this means that I can then reveal more about my subject. Sometimes I will try for a few candids, but when one likes to you get close as I do and you are holding a camera that weighs more than 2kg it is rather difficult to find a subject that doesn’t notice what it is you are doing.
With these casual portraits I have tried to give my audience a brief glance (that moment in time) into the lives of some of the people who live in the Rangitikei. It is what I like to do.
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. ~Richard Avedon
Photography is the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame. – Meshack Otieno
The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer – Gordon Parks
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