As the saying goes, a picture is worth 1000 words. I strive to earn those 1000 words everytime I click my shutter button. To me, photography lends itself to mystery because of how much or little context a photographer can give to a single frame.
I love being in a theatre. I don't know what it is about being on or near a stage, I just get a rush. Having been onstage numerous times, I gained a deep appreciation for the actors I have worked with, both more and less experienced. The time and energy these people put into their roles often goes unnoticed. I decided to pursue stage photography because I enjoy the hunt for a good angle and the pressure of always needing to be on my toes, but every once in a while I get an image of the actors where you can clearly see the work and dedication they put into their roles. The photos I capture where that relationship can be seen between the actors is one of my favourite moments.
Working on a stage makes for a great action shots, however, it can be nice to take a walk on the calmer side as well. Portrait photography is something I engage in because I like telling peoples story. I have an interview series called "Snapshot Interviews" in which I take photos and conduct an interview. I find it fascinating how much you can learn by asking a few of the right questions.
Who doesn't love looking at food photos? I am guilty for showing people images of food they can't have making them hungry. The Japanese actually have a word for this, meshitero (which translates to food terrorist). So, when I started exploring the world of food photography I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.