My name is Michelle.
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.
When I'm not taking photos, I'm probably editing photos. When I'm not editing photos, I'm usually attempting to multitask editing photos with watching something on Netflix while perusing the 70% off sale section of Shopbop. When I'm not doing that, I like to converse with other human beings, generally over coffee or pizza.
I love my white leather converses, T2's Melbourne Breakfast and the MCA. I think vizslas are the most beautiful dogs ever. Nothing cheers me up like John Mayer or Kings of Leon's early albums. One day I hope to meet Daniel Ricciardo just so I can give him a hug and say "love your work". Every few years I re-watch Gilmore Girls through and during this time people tend to comment on how fast I talk. I like vinyl records because they're tactile. I wish I could arrange flowers in an aesthetically pleasing way, but it is just not a skill I possess; best left to the professionals.
Photography is the perfect combination of reality and art. Nowadays, most people 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 and 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.