My method is known as reportage, which is a photo-journalistic approach where a story is told through pictures. This style captures events as they happen in a candid and unobtrusive fashion, allowing personality and character to shine through, unlike traditional photography which can feel more staged or posed.
Reportage photography sounds simple, but it’s not simply a case of pointing the camera and taking a photo. Reportage photographers systematically calculate crucial factors such as what the lighting will be like at that place or time, meticulously plan the setup of their photography, and then wait for the magic to happen. A reportage photographer intuitively works with their surroundings, creating stunning imagery that captures the real story of what was unfolding in that moment in time.