A long long time ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth....well, not quite, but we were all still shooting on film, Adobe had just given birth to Photoshop and I had no real desire to be a Photographer. That's right, no real desire to be a Photographer. I wanted to make special effects for film, as a result, I studied Film and Media, what I should have realised was Adobe had just given birth to Photoshop and this world was about to change. Anyway, to cut the story short I moved into photography, away from film and photography, and then back into photography again full time, and that brings us almost up to date.
我說差不多就是這樣，但是科技發展成大家都習慣用手機、平板和電腦查看圖片。印刷媒體, 雖然質感較高, 但相對來說就很落後了。但我相信不久印刷媒體將會再次回到我們生活,這一次會是在頁面上可以移動的圖像。我從不曾認為,攝影已經過了最鼎盛的時期,它是不斷進化和持續成長的,我學習電影制作使我的技能錦上添花,更能為我的客戶提供另一層的服務,當然這也是我客戶曾經詢問過我的服務項目。
I say almost as there has been a development. We all watch and view images on our phones, tablets and computers these days, print media, although some of it is still lovely, is mostly falling behind now. Soon I believe there will be animated paper and magazines will live again, but this time with moving images on the pages. I don't think for one second that photography has had its day, it is evolving and continuing to grow, but I am adding film making to my skill set, something more to offer my clients, and something I have been asked for.
前陣子我們有一次時尚拍攝,我問我當時的助理可不可以幫我拍一些影片,他是一名獲過獎的影片圖像監導，所以我想他會是一個很適合的人。另一點是因為他熟悉我的作品，我想他的拍攝會比較接近我的風格。從這一次經驗我學會了兩件事, 第一，要麼集中精力拍攝，要麼集中精力影片錄制。 第二,如果你想要某個鏡頭用一個特定的方式拍攝,你必須自己動手或直接更緊密關注指導,確保你拍到了你想要的。我可以說第三點, 但其實是我已經知道的, 別人無法從你的角度看相同的事物。最後一點就是我為什麼我會被客戶選上拍攝某些東西, 而另一個攝影師會被選上拍別的東西。 我們都是獨一無二的, 創造和開發屬於自己個人的風格,是每個攝影師的籌碼。