ON PHOTOGRAPHY & FATHERHOOD
I am a web designer by profession and a proud father to my child.
At work, clients at times need a particular photo that you can’t just grab on the internet. I started taking photos with my 2mp digital camera for some of the projects I did to gather ideas.
Then a couple of years ago I became a father. I started taking pictures of her almost everyday.
That is when it hit me; life is a fast-paced cycle, changes happen every minute. There is no better way to preserve the moments with my child but through photography. I took photos of her as much as I can.
That is when I realized that I had to learn more about photography.
I personally prefer portraits that tell a story.
I take in nature and people as good elements that altogether inspire me in putting up an interesting story.
I want people to look interesting, no matter how stiff, uncomfortable, robotic, shy the model is… my challenge is to bring out the best in them.
I want to create interesting images, I want people to feel something when they’re looking at my photos
We’re human, we feel a lot. And if you feel something out of the image or you change somebody’s life because they feel better about themselves in front of the camera… that’s pretty rewarding.
As a single parent, I don't have the luxury of time to shoot that often.
If time permits, I only shoot during weekends or holidays.
Been doing photography since September 2009, when I purchased my first ever DSLR.
I have no plans to make photography as my professional career although there are times when I get paid when colleagues and friends ask me to take their photographs (portraits, parties, weddings) I want to enjoy doing it as much as I can.
Capture all the special moments and keep the good memories that come with it.
It is so rare for people to find their niche when it comes to hobby and passion but I am happy to have found mine.
Photography should remain a hobby for me that should completely be detached from becoming a job.