Photography is an opportunity to interact—with the person holding the camera seeing you—and with the person in front of the camera—who is you.
How do you feel about yourself? How do you question yourself? How do you create yourself?
How do you un-create yourself?
My interest as a photographer is in shaking down pretense.
My invitation to you as a client is simple: Show up.
Letting oneself be seen, really seen, is the hardest part of having our picture taken. We live in a culture that has grown dependent on visual input. Seduced by projections of who and what and how everyone else is doing their lives; so to ‘show up’, in the moment, as you, nothing more and nothing less, is one of the greatest and necessary challenges we face today.
I consider photography practice in seeing yourself, practice in being yourself and practice letting yourself be seen.
My job as a portrait photographer is to help facilitate that.
The process is simple. We speak on the phone. I find out what’s motivating the photograph and then we set up a time and place to meet. We take a walk. That walk may be around your house, in a field, studio or street. You tell me about yourself. I take your picture. I write you a poem.
Included with your group of beautifully edited digital photos, you will receive a poem or prose, written by me, inspired by our time together. Our time together taking pictures may only be an hour or two, but I get to spend many more hours with you in the editing field. Lots of time in your energy field—basically. So to complete the session, I offer you a reflection of how I experienced getting to know you. Punctuate everything with a poem, I say!
Getting up in your soul is my specialty, so my focus is portrait photography: individual, kids, couples, elderly and newborn. My style is casual, spontaneous, using mostly natural light and I’ll catch you when you’re least expecting it. But I’m not afraid of the formal photo either: lights and studio, backdrop and bounce. We will still take a walk and I’ll still catch you when you’re least expecting it.
Although portraits are my crème de la crème, don’t hesitate to ask about other variations—particularly travel photography, meaning…yes, please fly me somewhere and tell me to take pictures of you! Speak freely about your thoughts and ideas and we’ll see what doors fling open.
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Enjoy the galleries, talk to you soon!