Hey folks! Thanks for stopping by.
Seeing as how you've dropped in here, I reckon you'll want to know what this Tasmanian (and anywhere else) wedding photographer’s about. So let's not waste time:
I'm an honest photographer. What do I mean? I’m going to capture your day the way it is, and I’m not going to step in to change it. I’ll be in your groove without needing to bend it. In simple terms, I'm a documentary-style photographer.
I’m a people first photographer, so I’m always going to chase shared, and alone, moments where us humans feature. It's what’s revealed in those instants that grabs me. You’re not going to find masses of shots of bouquets and table settings in my work. Mostly you and your people.
See, I’m all about you: your story, your day, your time, your truth, every instant, big or small. REAL, FELT and EXPERIENCED moments. I’m for you however you are, the way you really are.
I guess, too, if you’re looking for a photographer to shoot a heap of portraits for you, I’m not that guy. We can get some, for sure; but we’ll capture them easy and honest and without spending hours doing it.
And that’s the real crux of it for me: I’m going to make my pics as beautiful as I can, but above everything, bloody honest. I want you to look back at them and really believe what you see; these are your memories I’m going to collect and I want them to be true to you.
I'm not going to direct, interfere, point you here/point you there, pose you, and so on; the day should be yours, not mine. I’m not big on making a fantasy out of a something real and intimate and emotional. I want what you see inside the frames I capture to let you experience that moment again, like a witness after the fact.
I’m not going to just document, though. I’m going to shape every instant through my point-of-view. I want each image to say it’s story with a STRONG vision; not half-baked, not pale and washed out, but bold and VIVID and real and AUTHENTIC. To me, what makes a photographer is their way of seeing. A photographer's style or quality should enhance the real thing being captured.
What am I on about? What’s my style? Have a look:
Memory's a funny thing. It's SLIPPERY. That's why we love looking at old photos and videos; they're PROOF of what happened in our lives. And more, they let us live some of that time/moment again. That photo of you, or someone you love, or hated, or anything, dragged out of a box, a cupboard, a hard drive, the cloud, recolours and revives the past.
Memory triggers. . . . . that's what I want my pics to be for you. An opening to memory across the years. To let you laugh and cry and feel it all again.
what I stand for
what i stand for
IT’S SIMPLE: I'm for the union of you two human beings who love each other and want to make that love a lifelong commitment. And along with that, I'm for the bringing together of family and friends; estranged relatives and your best mate you haven't seen in forever; loved ones and enemies; the (not always) near and (always) dear, who come to witness that union and celebrate it and live it with you.
I'm for those things. For your humanity. Anything else isn't my concern. Just you as people.
. . . . . . .what else?
Maybe, just maybe, you found your way here and you want something else out of a photographer, but you like the way I see things and want to know if I can do anything else.
Photography is about seeing reality and making a choice on how to shape its image. Of course, technically, there's a bit more to it than that, but not so much as can't be thought out or problem solved. Everything I do I give my utmost care to. I find it hard to do it any other way.
If you think you might like me to do something else for you, take a look at THIS selection of some of my other images.