I am drawn more and more to images where the subject is not performing for my lens, but where a true moment is being documented. As a photographer it’s very easy to try and control the mood, tone and outcome of every image. There are times when a shoot needs someone (namely the photographer) to step up and be assertive. However, I’m at my best as a photographer when I allow a subject to drop their guard and just be.
Finding a balance between over-assertion and chaos is a challenge but it’s an important one. As I grow in my craft, I hope that I can become more like a quiet director; that I can gently guide, yet never stifle nor affect, the beauty of an unadulterated moment.