Welcome to my addiction.
Photography is not about capturing what is around you rather, it is to interpret your surroundings. Interpretation means the inclusion of feelings, questions, surprises and sometime more, in every images.
I don’t have a particular style, except maybe for the composition, which is of the up most importance. The emergence of technologies in photography are magnets for me. Can’t say that I tried everything, but I tried. From HDR to macro, texture and composite image, flash and self-portrait, minimalist and expressionist, the art of image is a constant experimentation.
When I do contracts, I have a “sine qua non” condition: I won’t pose a person that gives me bad vibes (or no vibes), no money in the world would make me do that as I know the results will be crappy.
I like to operate in 2 modes: creating concepts, set up scenarios and make sure the final result is the image I had in my head at the beginning. This is so rewarding.
Second mode is more conventional, I am attentive to my surroundings, walk among people (smiling is so important!) and play with pets, there is always something to capture, we just have to look at things in a different perspective.
For example, when I do outdoor photography, I make sure I wear my oldest jeans, as I will crawl on the ground (once, in duck’s manure) or climb in trees, jump in the water, be ready for anything that would make the scene being seen differently.
One of the greatest rewards, are photos that became very popular, taken with my old iPhone 3Gs and it’s 3 megapixel camera.
At the end, It not the fancy cameras with the Mega-Tera-Peta pixels and their 3 thousands functions that does the work.