You could say I got into photography by accident.
As a touring musician I was always looking for new ways to connect with my fans on social networks. In 2011 got a new mobile phone with a camera and started taking photos to post on social networks. To my surprise and delight, the photos received a lot of positive comments. Sharing photos was a fun, creative way to communicate with people. I quickly became hooked.
The more photos I took, the more I started seeing scenes, spaces and objects compositionally. I started sharing not only landscape and architectural photos from my musical travels, but more abstract compositional experiments…moody scenes encountered while walking home from the pub…or roaming the side streets in a foreign city (I found exploring urban spaces at night with a camera is a great way to unwind after a gig).
Some ideas worked better than others…but no matter how a photo turned out, I was having fun.
As I grew more serious about photography I bought a DSLR camera and learned how to process my photos on a computer.
Photography has taught me that a good photograph is first imagined inside your head — and then taken. Whatever camera is in your hands, whether it’s a phone or a professional DSLR, is of secondary importance. With this idea in mind, you can find beauty everywhere, from the simplest things around your home and neighbourhood to dramatic sights and scenes in faraway lands.
Capturing those moments is an endless journey of discovery.