I think as a photographer & filmmaker, it's important that we share with you (without trying to sound too pretentious) the "philosophy" behind how we choose to capture moments at a wedding. How am I going to start sharing with you these abstract feelings? Maybe I'll start with what got me hooked on photography. I am an extreme introvert and I think I spent majority of my childhood observing people and I find people fascinating. Photography enabled me to capture the "ordinary" moments an individual has and I find the process very therapeutic and beautiful. Documentary or "street" photography is what draws me to photography. Here are some of my favourite photographers and why:
Most people know her more recent works where she photographs celebrities for magazines. But it is her work before Vanity Fair that I relish. Her documentary photojournalist way of telling a story is my favourite. No special light, no directing...just whatever is happening.
She's not a professional photographer, but her images just tell such a beautiful frame of the daily life. And she never displayed her images on instagram, just for herself.
By now, I just want to make a quick disclaimer to say that I am not anti-colour. I love colour. It just so happen to be that the works of photographers that I admire only existed in the period of black and white film. Well...except for Tatsuo Suzuki. He photographers our modern life but chooses to go black and white. But if it were in colour, I'm pretty sure I'd like it too. It's the movement in his images, the people that he frames that I enjoy.
HENRI CARTIER BRESSON
Finally, it's the guy. He used a mobile 35mm film camera and is known for his candid photography. Many times how I choose my tool is similar. I go for small and light. Whatever best allows me to feel free when I work and remain as undetected as I possibly can. Because the real moments are the ones where people are unaware of the camera.
I hope you enjoy this little sharing of the photographs that I am drawn to and this real documentary style of making beautiful frames from ordinary moments are what gives me the fire to keep on shooting.