The phrase is meant to be more than a clever piece of witticism. I'm attempting to capture life, and the world around us, in it's real state... which is seldom perfect. So, like the world around us, what I'm presenting here is imperfection... or, at least, images I consider perfect because of their imperfections.
Street | Photojournalism | Contemplative
The three forms of photography I focus on are different versions of storytelling. For example: Portrait work exist in Street Photography but is different from traditional portrait work, such as studio shoots.
The three forms have their own characteristics. Street Photography usually captures a moment; think of comedic improv. The image can be complex but rarely capture a whole story. Photojournalism is composing the story using photographs, usually, using a number of images. Contemplative photography is about seeing things in terms of color, form, composition etc... these are the shots where you get to study the subject and consider the what and how you want to convey through the photography... the 'is' versus 'resembles'.
Photographs may have had corrections for exposure, color, cropping etc... Any Images that goes beyond corrections will be clearly noted as being manipulated.
The definition of what makes a photograph good that I use.
When I look at a photograph I want to be engaged in some way. I want the image to make me curious, invoke an emotion, give insight, make me wonder, question or entertain.