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 suppose 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.
You don't have to pose your camera. The pictures are there, and you just take them.
Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.
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