“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.” – Mark Houlahan
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to temporarily sate my rampant wanderlust and in doing so I crossed a few things off my extraordinarily long bucket list. Hopefully the new year will provide just as many amazing photographic opportunities.
“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
I am a great admirer of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s unique style of street photography. Cartier-Bresson was a believer in opening the mind and letting photographic experiences candidly find him, creating poetic imagery in his photographs. Through studying his images, I have learnt to not take the world at face value, and to search for the inner beauty in everyday scenes. I applied this new found knowledge while exploring and photographing the streets of Europe.
I thought I’d share with you all some of my favourite images from a recent film noir inspired photoshoot. The first two were taken with a Canon 5D MkII, the third with my trusty Canon AE-1 35mm. I love classic noir films; the mystery, the cynicism and the dangerously seductive femme fatales. It was great to integrate that into my photography.