Changing things in the way you approach your work can be a tad scary, but when you feel the itch for it, you have got to do it. Apart from the aesthetic aspect of the website, I wanted to show more of the images that make my heart sing. Moments of everyday life, closeness, emotions that are raw and gentle.
My vision of photography hasn’t changed at all from when I started but let’s say that I am trusting it more than I have ever done before and I have learnt how to actually make it happen better. One thing that I have changed as well, is to give all the images of our shoots now. There are many reasons why, the main two are the following ( I deliberately choose to say “I want”)
- I want people not to focus on how they look in the pictures ( I know, I do it myself, we look at that wrinkle, at that tummy, at that butt) and asking people to make a choice as to which images they prefer, it is likely that if they don’t like something about themselves in some of them, they wouldn’t choose that one. But what about in 10 years time? I don’t want you to think about that one picture where you didn’t like your face but you had the most lovely hug from your child and you wish you had kept it. I also believe I look much better now that I will in 20 years time so Ill take my wrinkles now anytime!
- I want to be able to document everyday moments and we take these for granted sometimes, so some images would not necessarily make the final cut, the album, the prints on the wall. But I believe this life right now is precious and every single moment, gesture, detail will be worth looking back at, not just remembering.
This is a selection of the shoot we did with Jocelyn’s family, on a standard Saturday morning: