The word ‘photograph’ is based on the two Greek words ‘photos’ meaning ‘light’ and ‘graphé’ meaning the ‘representation by means of lines’.
For me, these two quotes and piece of simple information have helped my journey in photography immensely. As any artist will tell you, we live a crippling life of self doubt and criticism with a sprinkling of perfectionism. However, as any creative human being will tell you, self doubt is a part of the creative process and of life. If you were 100% confident in everything you did, every step of the way... Well, you wouldn't be a very nice human being to be around to say the least.
Photography is the perfect combination of reality and art. Nowadays, anyone can take a photo that accurately represents what you see, but there has to be a certain eye behind a camera to give you a beautiful photograph and to capture a certain moment in time. At weddings and events, I love to photograph the emotion in people's faces and the atmosphere of a room. I like to be a fly on the wall, as to not interfere to keep things authentic as possible. I think there is beauty in everything and I aim to capture that in my photos.
Basically, I like people and I like taking photos.