I was recently asked a question that I've been asked several times before and I'm certain there will be no end to it. That question is "How did you get into photography?"
Not long before I was most recently asked this I ran across an image that I did far before I was seriously pursuing a life in photography. Even more than that I feel that it was a turning point for me and I can certainly see how my style developed into what it is today.
The Backstory here is that I worked with a friend, (Mike Carthy) on a low budget short film. I even had a small acting part in it and a death scene. They were good times!
I've always had a fascination with film and movies and for a short time thought that I wanted to pursue a career in acting. At some point I realized that it wasn't the playing of a character that excited me but rather the creating and directing of one... Bringing life and emotion to a project.
I offered to do some promo material for that film and shot it with a Canon Cyber Shot. As raw and gritty as those point-n-shoot images were, I was hooked!
Below you'll see one of the images I shot years ago for Mike, with that Canon Point-nShoot, and then a similar image that has more of the feel and style that I've come into today.
Keep pushing! Keep moving forward! Things don't usually happen over night. It takes hard work, dedication and persistence. I tell myself this every day. I'm no where near where I'd like to be and I hope that I always feel that way! Grown, change, and adapt. Keep on keeping on!