It’s not that I love photography.
I enjoy light and shade, shadow, nuance and drama. I always have; it appeals to the mathematician in me. A similar sort of spatial reasoning is required to visualise and transform a 3 dimensional scene to a 2 dimensional one. Where careful timing is required, the depiction is of a 4 dimensional scene; that only enhances the process.
Then there are the various compositional elements; shape, geometry, pattern and rhythm. These all have their parallels in my other major passions of music and juggling.
Lighting adds many more possibilities to that transformation. It’s when lighting comes into play that I get the depth and drama which resonate with my inner performer.
The addition of another human to a scene makes the transformation a co-operative process, adds an important physicality and makes it a shared creative experience, much like the acrobalance I love.
The technical side of photography engages with my innate geekishness, but that’s a mere detail.
It’s not that I love photography. Just all of the elements which go into it.
Model: Lily La Mer
Studio: My House
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 & 12-40 f2.8 M.Zuiko Pro Zoom
Lighting: Bare Yongnuo 560III on the landing, zoomed to 24mm & Godox AD360 with diffuser dome just below ceiling height on the ground floor
Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop & Silver Efex Pro 2.